pheomelanogenesis

phe·o·mel·a·no·gen·e·sis

(fē'ō-mel'ă-nō-jen'ĕ-sis),
The formation of pheomelanin by living cells.
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The switch between eumelanogenesis and pheomelanogenesis is also the main factor whose mechanism has drawn considerable attention and is clearly complex (Barsh et al.
Melanocyte stimulating hormone, throsinase activity and the regulation of eumelanogenesis and pheomelanogenesis in the hair follicular melanocytes of the mouse.
In pheomelanogenesis, vesiculoglobular bodies are incorporated into stage I melanosomes, while at stage II melanosome pheomelanin is deposited in the vesiculoglobular bodies.