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Pigmentation Revisited

By: Peter T. Pugliese, MD
Posted: February 26, 2009, from the March 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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l Microtubules are one of the components of the cytoskeleton. They serve as structural components within cells and function in cellular processes including mitosis, cytokinesis and transport.

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