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Specialized Cells of the Epidermis . 2. Melanocytes : Found deep in the epidermis, as melanin is made it accumulates in granules called melanosomes . Exposure to sunlight can also increase the amount of melanin produced. Skin color . 3 pigments Melanin Carotene Hemoglobin .

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2. Melanocytes: Found deep in the epidermis, as melanin is made it accumulates in granules called melanosomes.
  • Exposure to sunlight can also increase the amount of melanin produced.
skin color
Skin color
  • 3 pigments
    • Melanin
    • Carotene
    • Hemoglobin
keratinocytes
Keratinocytes
  • Most abundant.
    • Pushed up by the building of new cells. At the surface they are dead.
    • You lose millions per day and produce a new epidermis every 25-45 days.
  • In body areas with lots of friction and use epidermis production is faster.
langerhans cells
Langerhans’ cells
  • Star shaped phagocytes
  • Activate immune system!
merkel cells
Merkel Cells
  • Touch receptors!
    • Where the dermis meets the epidermis