What cell types are associated with the epidermis?

1 Answer
Mar 5, 2016

Keratinocytes, Melanocytes, Langerhans cells, Merkel's cells.


The skin is composed of epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is an epithelial layer and the dermis is a layer of connective tissue.

The epidermis consists mainly of a stratified squamous keratinized epithelium. So, the keratinocytes are the most abundant in epidermis. But there are 3 other types of cells, in small number. They are : Melanocytes, Langerhans cells and Merkel's cells.

Following are two diagrams of epidermis of skin showing all 4 cell types :