Melanin pigmentation in mammalian skin and its hormonal regulation.

  title={Melanin pigmentation in mammalian skin and its hormonal regulation.},
  author={A. Slominski and D. Tobin and S. Shibahara and J. Wortsman},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={84 4},
  • A. Slominski, D. Tobin, +1 author J. Wortsman
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Physiological reviews
  • Cutaneous melanin pigment plays a critical role in camouflage, mimicry, social communication, and protection against harmful effects of solar radiation. Melanogenesis is under complex regulatory control by multiple agents interacting via pathways activated by receptor-dependent and -independent mechanisms, in hormonal, auto-, para-, or intracrine fashion. Because of the multidirectional nature and heterogeneous character of the melanogenesis modifying agents, its controlling factors are not… CONTINUE READING
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