a: Melanocytes ~
b: pigment factories

What: "Then they transfer the granules to certain epidermal cells in the lowest layer of our epidermis, where they block the damaging UV that penetrates our skin. In other words, melanocytes are like pigment factories that ship pigments (melanosomes) to other cells where the pigment is needed."

Writer: Dr. David Menton
Date: May 10 2014 9:55 AM

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