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It is a dendritic cell of neuroectodermal water. It is located in the skin in the stratum basale. Its characteristic organelle is the ovoid body – melanosome. In darker colours there are independently dispersed, in lighter colours they usually merge into complexes, which implies that they form a less effective filter before UV radiation.

With the help of their dendritic foothills interfere with the surrounding keratinocytes and transport melanosomes.

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  • NOŽIČKOVÁ, Marie, et al. Selected chapters on dermatovenereology :  additional script. 1. edition. Prague : Karolinum, 2003. ISBN 80-246-0583-X.