Isolation and biophysical studies of natural eumelanins: applications of imaging technologies and ultrafast spectroscopy.

@article{Liu2003IsolationAB,
  title={Isolation and biophysical studies of natural eumelanins: applications of imaging technologies and ultrafast spectroscopy.},
  author={Yan Liu and J. D. Simon},
  journal={Pigment cell research},
  year={2003},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={606-18}
}
The major pigments found in the skin, hair, and eyes of humans and other animals are melanins. Despite significant research efforts, the current understanding of the molecular structure of melanins, the assembly of the pigment within its organelle, and the structural consequences of the association of melanins with protein and metal cations is limited. Likewise, a detailed understanding of the photochemical and photophysical properties of melanins has remained elusive. Many types of melanins… CONTINUE READING

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