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mel·a·no·phore

 (mĕl′ə-nə-fôr′, mə-lăn′ə-)
n.
A brown or black melanin-containing chromatophore found in the skin of a fish, amphibian, or reptile.

melanophore

(ˈmɛlənəʊˌfɔː)
n
a chromatophore that contains melanin

me•lan•o•phore

(məˈlæn əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈmɛl ə nə-)

n.
a connective-tissue cell that contains melanin and is responsible for color changes in many fishes and reptiles.
[1900–05]
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A large internal melanophore was present at the base of the cleithrum in advanced preflexion larvae (Fig.
Mississippi Silversides also have a much finer and reticulated melanophore pattern on dorsolateral scales consisting of a single row of finely divided melanophores bordering each scale in contrast to several rows of darker concentrated cells in the native species.
Furthermore, it is argued that blue light is important in establishing the circadian rhythm and that the melanophore ganglion cells in the retina that control this, respond to this frequency and if blocked, these patients could end up with circadian rhythm and sleep disturbances.
Arena has a broad pipeline of compounds targeting an important class of drug targets called G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, using its knowledge of GPCRs and its technologies, including CART(TM) and Melanophore.
The similarity in melanophore patterns, particularly of the patches of micromelanophores on the body at the posterior ends of the second and third dorsal fins of mature males and the presence of subcutaneous spots at the base of the anal fin of large females.
Board 28 THE EFFECTS OF MSH PROHORMONE ON MELANOPHORE DARKENING IN ANOLIS CAROLINENSIS.
Arena is developing a broad pipeline of compounds that act on an important class of drug targets called G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, using its proprietary technologies, including CART (Constitutively Activated Receptor Technology) and Melanophore.
These issued and pending patents are directed to Constitutively Activated Receptor Technology, or CART, Melanophore technology, chemical compositions of matter, methods of treatment utilizing chemical compositions, or GPCR genes.
The company's compounds act on an important class of drug targets called G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, and were developed using Arena's proprietary technologies, including CART(TM) (Constitutively Activated Receptor Technology) and Melanophore.
Arena is developing a broad pipeline of compounds targeting an important class of drug targets called G protein-coupled receptors, or GPCRs, using its knowledge of GPCRs and its technologies, including CART(TM) and Melanophore.