melanogenesis


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melanogenesis

 [mel″ah-no-jen´ĕ-sis]
the production of melanin.

mel·a·no·gen·e·sis

(mel'ă-nō-jen'ĕ-sis),
Formation of melanin.
[melanin + G. genesis, production]

melanogenesis

/mel·a·no·gen·e·sis/ (mel″ah-no-jen´ĕ-sis) the production of melanin.

mel·a·no·gen·e·sis

(mel'ă-nō-jen'ĕ-sis)
Formation of melanin.
[melanin + G. genesis, production]

melanogenesis

the production of melanin.
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Researchers have found three compounds that inhibit melanogenesis at multiple stages of the process for more profound skin-lightening effects.
Binding of melanotropic hormones to the melanocortin receptor MC1R on human melanocytes stimulates proliferation and melanogenesis.
x OH, and NO can be induced by UV and the accumulated ROS eventually causes wrinkle formation and melanogenesis in skin [9].
The black pigment was found to be melanin and the process of melanogenesis was explained in the ink gland of Sepia sp.
Increased melanogenesis is a risk factor for oxidative DNA damage--study on cultured melanocytes and atypical nevus cells.
Topics discussed include a history of melanosome research, classical and non-classical melanocytes in vertebrates, biosynthesis of melanins, inhibitors and enhancers of melanogenesis, structures of melanins, biogenesis of melanosomes, and the physiologicla and pathological functions of melanososmes.
For both melasma and PIH, that means using treatments that decrease melanin formation, block the transfer of melanosomes, minimize inflammation, and nonselectively suppress melanogenesis, or increase melanin removal through desquamation, she said.
In fact, several studies suggest that licorice extracts have anti-inflammatory properties, as well the ability to inhibit melanogenesis, and block cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase release.
Characterization of Melanogenesis and Morphogenesis of Melanosomes by Physicochemical Properties of Melanin and Melanosomes in Malignant Melanoma.