melanin


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mel·a·nin

 (mĕl′ə-nĭn)
n.
Any of a group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin, hair, fur, and feathers.

melanin

(ˈmɛlənɪn)
n
(Biology) any of a group of black or dark brown pigments present in the hair, skin, and eyes of man and animals: produced in excess in certain skin diseases and in melanomas

mel•a•nin

(ˈmɛl ə nɪn)

n.
any of a class of insoluble pigments that are found in all forms of animal life and account for the dark color of skin, hair, fur, scales, and feathers.
[1835–45; < Greek melan-, s. of mélās black + -in1]
mel′a•nin•like`, adj.

mel·a·nin

(mĕl′ə-nĭn)
A dark pigment found in the skin, hair, scales, feathers, and eyes of animals. It provides protection against the sun's rays by absorbing ultraviolet light.

melanin

A dark pigment occurring in skin and hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melanin - insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathersmelanin - insoluble pigments that account for the color of e.g. skin and scales and feathers
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
animal pigment - pigment occurring in animals
Translations
melaniini

melanin

[ˈmelənɪn] Nmelanina f

melanin

[ˈmɛlənɪn] nmélanine f

mel·a·nin

n. melanina, pigmento oscuro de la piel, el pelo y partes del ojo.

melanin

n melanina
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Melanosomes are vesicles containing other enzymes that are able to oxidize tyrosine to produce melanin. Melanosomes are assembled first as pre-melanosomes in a peculiar cell compartment called the Golgi apparatus and then, they engulf the tyrosinases, the enzymes able to make melanin.
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When humans spend time in the sun without proper skin protection, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation signals the skin to produce more melanin -- which protects against the cancer-causing effects of the radiation -- and become darker.
In addition, studies conducted on L-hydroxyphenylalanine reveal that this aromatic amino acid reflects effective anti-ageing properties that facilitates cell rejuvenation and regulation of melanin content in the skin.
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The answer lies in a special type of cell known as a melanocyte, which produce melanin pigments as they grow into the hair fibre.
Hair has colour because of cells called melanocyte, which produce melanin pigments.
GrayOff spray is intended to restore the natural colour of the hair as opposed to dyes, and also to boost the production of melanin, giving the hair its natural colour.
Heterochromia is determined by the production, delivery, and concentration of melanin (a pigment).
WATCH: Alex Gonzaga explains importance of putting lotion !-- -- Jan Milo Severo (philstar.com) - October 22, 2018 - 7:09pm MANILA, Philippines Kapamilya actress Alex Gonzaga said it is important to regularly put lotion to the skin as it will prevent the skin's melanin production, which leads to skin darkening.
Skin colour is determined by the amount of melanin in the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.