melanogenesis


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melanogenesis

(ˌmɛlənəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Physiology) the production of melanin
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It reduces melanogenesis through a mechanism blocking the melanin release by the melanocytes, an alternative to the broadly known inhibition of tyrosinase.
Ceramides have also been shown to inhibit melanogenesis, the process by which the skin produces the hyperpigmentation behind age spots and other discolorations of the skin.
Three new cyclic diarylheptanoids and other phenolic compounds from the bark of Myrica rubra and their melanogenesis inhibitory and radical scavenging activities.
Melanogenesis and associated cytotoxic reactions: Applications to insect innate immunity.
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A number of genes controlling melanogenesis were found to show differential expression between the two types of feather bulbs.
Tanning oils contain harmful chemicals, fragrances, preservatives and petroleum-based derivatives to accelerate melanogenesis (over production of melanin cells which is a natural response of the body to protect from sun burn).
Melanogenesis occurs within membrane-bound organelles known as melanosomes.
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.