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Langerhans Cells: Uptake of Tritiated Thymidine

Science  28 Jul 1967:
Vol. 157, Issue 3787, pp. 439-440
DOI: 10.1126/science.157.3787.439

Abstract

After irradiation of the skin of the rhesus monkey with ultraviolet light, there is temporary suppression of the proliferating activity of the epidermal cells, followed by some hyperplasia and a striking increase in synthesis of DNA by Langerhans cells. Since Langerhans cells can proliferate, they can no longer be considered to be worn-out melanocytes.

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