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Merkel Cells

"Merkel Cells" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Modified epidermal cells located in the stratum basale. They are found mostly in areas where sensory perception is acute, such as the fingertips. Merkel cells are closely associated with an expanded terminal bulb of an afferent myelinated nerve fiber. Do not confuse with Merkel's corpuscle which is a combination of a neuron and an epidermal cell.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Merkel Cells" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Merkel Cells" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 9 publications over 7 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2014 and 2016
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