Inhibitors of melanogenesis: a patent review (2009 - 2014).

  title={Inhibitors of melanogenesis: a patent review (2009 - 2014).},
  author={Thanigaimalai Pillaiyar and M. Kamala Palaniappa Manickam and Sang-Hun Jung},
  journal={Expert opinion on therapeutic patents},
  volume={25 7},
INTRODUCTION Melanogenesis is the process of producing the melanin pigment, in which a series of chemical and enzymatic pathways are involved. Modulation at any level of this process would become an important approach in the treatment of hyper- or hypopigmentation-related diseases. Since hyperpigmentation covers important issue in cosmetics, there is a need of such review to understand and update this field to the public domain. AREAS COVERED In this review, authors discuss most recent… CONTINUE READING