Which of the following cells not present in stratum basale layer?
A. Langerhans cells
B. Merkel cells
Ans. A. Langerhans cells
- The stratum basale is primarily made up of basal keratinocyte stem cells, which can be considered the stem cells of the epidermis.
- They divide to form the keratinocytes of the stratum spinosum, which migrate superficially.
- Other types of cells found within the stratum basale are melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), and Merkel cells (touch receptors).