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]

mel·a·no·gen·e·sis

(mel'ă-nō-jen'ĕ-sis)
Formation of melanin.
[melanin + G. genesis, production]
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Zinc is known for its antiapoptotic and antioxidant effects and for its role in melanogenesis (14).
In the present study, the murine B16F10 melanoma cells were used because they possess melanogenic mechanism, are known to have intracellular tyrosinase, and can generate melanin, which are related to [alpha]-MSH stimulation and melanogenesis (37).
Hall, "The influence of hormones on melanogenesis," The Australasian Journal of Dermatology, vol.
Futter, "Melanosome maturation defect in Rab38-deficient retinal pigment epithelium results in instability of immature melanosomes during transient melanogenesis," Molecular Biology of the Cell, vol.
Marona, "Melanogenesis inhibitors: strategies for searching for and evaluation of active compounds," Current Medicinal Chemistry, vol.
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Irrespective of the type of organ involved, the diagnosis can be established by the presence of a marker of melanogenesis, such as human melanoma black 45 (HMB-45) and positive smooth muscle cells (4).
Prior work has found conflicting evidence for the role of estrogens in melanogenesis, said Ms.
Given oral glutathione's regulators' properties on melanogenesis and pigment production in the skin, this safe, reduced dosing may also help decrease the melanin index in individuals with darker skin tones.
hierochuntica) is widely distributed in the Sahara-Arabian desert areas where whole specimens are used for treating fatigue and uterine hemorrhage in Egyptian folk healing (Nakashima, Matsuda, Oda, Nakamura, Xu, and Yoshikawa, "Melanogenesis Inhibitors" 2337).
Interestingly, decreases in the number of melanocytes and melanogenesis in the adipose tissue have been reported in vitiligo patients, and it has been suggested that metabolic disorders may develop in these patients (8).
While melanin formation (melanogenesis) at the cellular level is a highly complicated process characterized by numerous chemical reactions, it can be broken down to three major stages: