Normal and structurally abnormal cutaneous sensory receptors, with special reference to Meissner corpuscles and Merkel cells Hiroyuki Suzuki 1 , Toyoko Ochiai 1 , Susumu Matsuoka 1 1Department of Dermatology, Nihon University School of Medicine pp.482-490
Published Date 1981/4/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431905286
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 Normal and abnormal ultrastructures of cutaneous sensory receptors were reviewed, with particular reference to Meissner corpuscles and Merkel cells. Meissner corpuscles are composed of enlarged axons containing numerous mitochondria and flattened cytoplasmic processes protruding from lamellar cells. The axons are surrounded by these cytoplasmic processes. At 8 days after denervation, in the Meissner corpuscles of the foot pad skin in mice, the axons disappeared and the cytoplasmic processes of lamellar cells became very thin and dark.

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