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    Pigment cells in fish skin
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    Pigment cells in fish skin


    Pigment cells are cells that give skin its color. In fishes and amphibians, like frogs and salamanders, pigment cells are responsible for the characteristic skin patterns that help these organisms to blend into their surroundings or attract mates. The pigment cells are derived from neural crest cells, which are cells originating from the neural tube in the early embryo. This image shows pigment cells from pearl danio, a relative of the popular laboratory animal zebrafish. Investigating pigment cell formation and migration in animals helps answer important fundamental questions about the factors that control pigmentation in the skin of animals, including humans. Related to images 5754, 5755, 5757 and 5758.
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    Internal NoteResearchers gave permission for public use: From: David Parichy [dparichy@uw.edu] Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 2:29 PM To: Spiering, Martin (NIH/NIGMS) [C] Subject: Re: Images for NIGMS Image Gallery? Hi Martin Thanks for the enquiry. I’d be happy to make some high res versions available to you… Are there any on the website that you’re particularly interested in? How many would you like to select from? When do you need them by? Do you want some of videos from NIGMS grants as well? Best Dave On Jul 6, 2016, at 11:25 AM, Spiering, Martin (NIH/NIGMS) [C] wrote: Dear Dr. Parichy, I am a writer and editor with the Office of Communication and Public Liaison at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. I'm reaching out to you because we have noticed your stunning gallery of images on your website (at http://faculty.washington.edu/dparichy/#images). We would be very interested in including some of these or related images that highlight your work on pigmentation into our image gallery (at https://images.nigms.nih.gov/) to bring your work to broader public attention. Images and videos in the NIGMS image gallery represent the results of NIGMS-funded work and are made available to the public for educational uses, provided that users credit the creator, i.e., you, for this work. Would you let us feature your work in this way? If so, could you send me high-resolution files of any image files that were the result of your NIGMS-supported work? We're especially interested in, and may write a short summary about, the role of neural crest cells in pigmentation and other developmental processes. So any pictures that show involvement of neural crest cells would be very valuable to us, but we would also be interested in featuring some of your images of pigment cells and patterns. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Martin J Spiering, PhD, ELS Writer & Editor (contractor) OCPL, National Institutes of Health/NIGMS
    Keywordsmelanocyte xanthophore zebrafish pigment danio
    SourceDavid Parichy, University of Washington
    Credit LineDavid Parichy, University of Washington
    InvestigatorDavid Parichy, University of Washington
    Record TypePhotograph
    Topic Area(s);#Cells;#
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