It plays an important role in the multiplication, migration and survival of melanophores
In most Korean Cobitis species, melanophores
of the lateral centre of the body gather to form Gambetta's zone-4 initially, and then the other lines of Gambetta's zone-1, -2, and -3 sequentially appear along the length of the body between 14-17 DAH.
The effects of light and temperature on isolated melanophores
in Fundulus heteroclitus L.
Ali, noted the gathering of pigment cells and resultant skin lightening from the effects of topical ethanolic extract of Arachis hypogaea (peanuts, which contain half the resveratrol of red wine) on the tail melanophores
of tadpole Bufo melanostictus, concluding that resveratrol merits attention for potential clinical use as a nontoxic melanolytic agent to treat hyperpigmentation.
Panax ginseng induces anterograde transport of pigment organelles in Xenopus melanophores
This form is phenotypically expressed by a lack of retinal and integumentary melanin, indicating integumentary defects in the retinal melanophores
(Muto et al.
ensifer are moderately deep-bodied and robust and have melanophores
dorsally and ventrally on the gut, in a single ventral row on the tail, and on the pectoral fins.
To explore the biological action of SL in hepatocytes, we produced and purified recombinant tilapia SL protein which could induce pigment aggregation in tilapia melanophores
Furthermore, extensive leukocytic infiltrations in conjunction with melanophores
proliferation were commonly noticed (Figure 3.
The sailfish's dark color comes from black pigment cells called melanophores
on the caudal peduncle), collected from Waller Creek in summer 2012, and on 7 specimens from a local pet store also displaying "wild-type" morphology.
The two adult male paratypes (WANI) exhibit similar markings, but are overall much darker with thicker dark scale margins and numerous microscopic melanophores
on the lower portion of the sides.