melanogenesis


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melanogenesis

(ˌmɛlənəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
n
(Physiology) the production of melanin
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Some studies have identified a serine-type protease inhibitor related to palmitoyltransferase that has an effect on melanogenesis.
The KIT-ligand (steel factor) and its receptor c-KIT/W: pleiotropic roles in gametogenesis and melanogenesis.
TXA controls pigmentation by deactivating inflammatory mediators involved in melanogenesis," she explained.
found that several dietary phenolics, including ferulic acid, deliver protection against UVA-induced melanogenesis through indirect regulation of the Nrf2-ARE pathway.
There is a stimulatory effect on melanogenesis by increased production of melanocyte stimulating hormone and tanning.
Reasons for its skin lightening effect include: its antioxidant properties, ability to switch eumelanin to pheomelanin which is the type of melanin found in lighter skin-toned individuals and the inhibitory effect it has on tyrosinase which is a key enzyme in melanogenesis.
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.
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).
Other innovative options for photoprotection are DNA-oligonucleotides, which enhance DNA-repair and stimulate melanogenesis (84).
The binding of melanocyte-stimulating hormone to the melanocortin 1 receptor sets in motion melanogenesis by activating tyrosinase in melanocytes.
Increased eyelid pigmentation appears to be based primarily on the stimulation of melanogenesis in melanocytes.