Electrical Signals Between Skin Cells May Influence Melanoma Initiation

Melanocyte illustration.
The transfer of a neurotransmitter from one type of skin cell to another (melanocytes to keratinocytes) altered electrical activity and promoted melanoma initiation in preclinical models, according to results published on August 9, 2023 in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The open-access article is titled “GABA Regulates Electrical Activity and Tumor Initiation in Melanoma.”
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