Supported by Public Health Service Grant No. AM 08445-01, Biology of Skin of Man and Other Primates, PHS traineeship 5 T1 GM 582-03 and research grant GM 11720-01 from the National Institute of General Medical Science administered by W. Montagna.
The skin of primates XIX. The relationship between melanocytes and alkaline phosphatase-positive cells in the potto (Perodicticus potto)†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
Copyright © 1965 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 152, Issue 3, pages 317–323, July 1965
How to Cite
Kechijian, P. (1965), The skin of primates XIX. The relationship between melanocytes and alkaline phosphatase-positive cells in the potto (Perodicticus potto). Anat. Rec., 152: 317–323. doi: 10.1002/ar.1091520311
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2005
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2005
The epidermis of the potto, which normally contains no DOPA-reactive melanotic melanocytes, supports a population of large dendritic cells which are specifically reactive for alkaline phosphatase. After irradiation of the skin with ultraviolet light, these same dendritic cells become DOPA positive and produce visible melanin. These results give further evidence that the alkaline phosphatase-reactive dendritic cells are part of a unique system of epidermal melanocytes.