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Chemical Melanins

Name Melanins
Equivalent Terms Allomelanins | Melanin | Phaeomelanins
Definition Insoluble polymers of TYROSINE derivatives found in and causing darkness in skin (SKIN PIGMENTATION), hair, and feathers providing protection against SUNBURN induced by SUNLIGHT. CAROTENES contribute yellow and red coloration.
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MeSH® ID D008543
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ChemicalsBiological Factors Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pigments, Biological Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Melanins Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Melanins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene melanin
  (4-benzoylphenylalanyl(13),tyrosyl(19))-melanin
  5,6-dihydroxytryptamine-melanin
  BU 3619E
  cysteinyldopa-melanin
  diazoluminolmelanin
  dihydroxyindole-melanin
  dopamine melanin
  enomelanin
  eumelanin Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  fluorescent age pigment
  hexahydroxyperylenequinone melanin
  melanin-concentrating hormone
  melanin-concentrating hormone, Phe(13),Tyr(19)-
  melanin precursors
  melanoproteins
  methoxymelanin
  neuromelanin Has associated diseases
  opiomelanin
  phaeomelanin Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  pheomelanin Has associated genes Has associated diseases
  pyomelanin
  SM II
  Thormaehlen positive melanogens