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Research Article

Defects in ErbB-Dependent Establishment of Adult Melanocyte Stem Cells Reveal Independent Origins for Embryonic and Regeneration Melanocytes

  • Keith A. Hultman,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Erine H. Budi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Daniel C. Teasley,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Andrew Y. Gottlieb,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • David M. Parichy,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stephen L. Johnson mail

    sjohnson@genetics.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: July 03, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000544

About the Authors

Keith A. Hultman, Daniel C. Teasley, Andrew Y. Gottlieb, Stephen L. Johnson
Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Erine H. Budi, David M. Parichy
Department of Biology, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sjohnson@genetics.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KAH SLJ. Performed the experiments: KAH EHB DCT AYG. Analyzed the data: KAH EHB DMP SLJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KAH EHB DMP SLJ. Wrote the paper: KAH SLJ.