Melanin is the pigmentation that protect cells from solar damage.
Melanocytes produces melanin, the skin pigment that absorbs UV light from the sun and prevents it from damaging DNA in the cells.
To help protect the skin from sunburn.
The basal layer of the epidermis contains melanocytes, or pigment-producing cells.
Melanocytes produce melanin, which is the pigment that protects the skin from UV radiation.
I believe the cells are called melanocytes, which give a pigment to the skin.
Melanoblasts are the branching cell and the bottom of the epidermis. ( This is one of the layers of the skin). These cells produce melanin which is a pigment in your skin. When your skin is exposed to the rays of sunlight more pigment is produced and this then helps to protect the deeper layer from the sun. Hope this helps.
By a buildup of pigment cells which determine skin color.
from melanin, a pigment produced by melanocyte cells inthe skin.