trichosiderin

trichosiderin

(trīk″ō-sĭd′ĕr-ĭn) [″ + sideros, iron]
An iron-containing pigment normally present in red hair.
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In 1945 Flesch and Rothman found that trichosiderin is a red hair pigment that contains iron [2].
The structure as well as the biological function of trichosiderin have not yet been elucidated.