Spheroid cell growth in melanocytic development and differentiation (2009–2010)

Abstract:
The pigment responsible for skin, hair and eye colour is produced by the melanocyte cell that arises from a single source during development of the embryo. Melanoblasts migrate through the skin and act as future stem cells for the melanocytes. How these cells arise from a latent reservoir of adult stem cells has not been characterised to any extent in human skin, but may derive from specialised spheres that have recently been described in culture and known as skin-derived precursors (SKP).
Grant type:
Cancer Council Queensland
Researchers:
  • Principal Research Fellow
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
    Faculty of Medicine
    Affiliate Associate Professor
    School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Honorary Professor
    School of Clinical Medicine
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
Cancer Council Queensland