Mice With Black Fur That Turns White Help Illuminate Skin Pigmentation, Cell Report Reveals  
10/8/2012 7:47:02 AM

These proteins are required for melanocyte stem cell self-maintenance and, as such, correct pigmentation throughout the mice's life span. Without these two proteins, the mice's fur turns white. Their research is published in the review Cell Report and paves the way for serious possibilities in terms of stopping the formation of melanomas, tumours that originate from melanocyte cells.