Merkel disc is a serotonergic synapse in the epidermis for transmitting tactile signals in mammals

Abstract
The evolution of sensory systems has let mammals develop complicated tactile end organs to enable sophisticated sensory tasks, including social interaction, environmental exploration, and tactile discrimination. The Merkel disc, a main type of tactile end organ consisting of Merkel cells (MCs) and Aβ-afferent endings, are highly abundant in fingertips, touch domes, and whisker hair follicles of mammals. The Merkel disc has high tactile acuity...
Paper Details
Title
Merkel disc is a serotonergic synapse in the epidermis for transmitting tactile signals in mammals
Published Date
Aug 29, 2016
Volume
113
Issue
37
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