Pigment Cell Biology

Pigment Cell Biology

Proceedings of the Fourth Conference on the Biology of Normal and Atypical Pigment Cell Growth

1st Edition - January 1, 1959

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  • Editor: Myron Gordon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274423

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Pigment Cell Biology provides information on the growth of the pigment cell throughout its life cycle. This book explains how the pigment cell synthesizes its melanin. Organized into 34 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the factors that involved in governing the unique color pattern formation for three species of salamander. This text then explores the cranial and the caudal sections of the medullary plate that contribute to the pigment development of the head and the tail of amphibians. Other chapters consider the difference in the pituitary output of black and white axolotls. This book discusses as well the slow progress in the definition of the roles of the pituitary hormones in melanogenesis. The final chapter deals with a group of pigments that are derived by oxidation from tryptophan. This book is a valuable resource for embryologists, geneticists, histologists, physiologists, cytochemists, and endocrinologists. Comparative pathologists, biophysicists, and biochemists will also find this book useful.

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  • Contributors


    Myron Gordon, December 11, 1899—March 12, 1959

    Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors Influencing Amphibian Pigment Pattern Formation

    Some Aspects of the Life History of Amphibian Pigment Cells

    Role of Genetic Pituitary Differences in Larval Axolotl Pigment Development

    Pituitary Hormones in Melanogenesis

    Comparative Oncology of Melanomas in Hamsters and Man

    Quantitative Histological Investigations on the Melanocyte System of the Human Epidermis

    The Symbiosis of Melanocytes and Human Epidermis Under Normal and Abnormal Conditions

    Behavior in Vitro of Normal and Neoplastic Melanocytes of the Human Choroid

    Cytological Studies of Human Pigment Cells in Tissue Culture

    Precursors of Epidermal Melanocytes in the Negro Fetus

    Malignant Melanoma Among Negroes and Latin Americans in Texas

    Some Physical Properties of Melanotic and Amelanotic Melanoma Cells

    The Growth and Metabolism of Normal and Abnormal Pigment Cells in Fishes

    The Melanoma Cell as an Incompletely Differentiated Pigment Cell

    Effects of Genotype and Cellular Environment on Melanocyte Morphology

    The Genetics and Biochemistry of Tyrosinase in Neurospora crassa

    The Etiology and Development of a Melanotic Tumor in Drosophila

    Physiological Studies of Melanogenesis

    Nuclear Extrusion in Cells of Cloudman Melanoma in Vitro

    Inhibition of Melanogenesis by Tissues and the Control of Intracellular Autoxidations

    Histochemical Aspects of Enzymes, Lipids, Polysaccharides, and Nucleic Acids in Human Melanomas

    A Microspectrophotometric-Autoradiographic Study of Tyrosinase Activity in Human Melanoma

    The Melanoma as a Model in a Rational Chemotherapy Study

    Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones from Pituitary Glands

    Hormonal Regulation of Subcellular Glycolysis in the S9I Mouse Melanoma

    Metabolic and Growth Responses of Mouse Melanomas, Krebs-2 Carcinoma, and Brain Relative to Stress, and Insulin: Anti-Insulin Hormones

    Tyrosinase Activity in Vertebrate Melanocytes

    Preparation and Properties of Mammalian Tyrosinase

    Pigment Cell Damage in Hair Follicles with Relation to X-Rays and Oxygen

    Electron Microscope Studies on Pigment Formation in Human Hair Follicles

    Structure of Melanins

    Mode of Action of Tyrosinase

    Polyphenoloxidase Action at Low pH Values

    The Ommochromes


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  • No. of pages: 662
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1959
  • Published: January 1, 1959
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483274423

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