Melanocortins and the melanocortin 1 receptor, moving translationally towards melanoma prevention.

@article{AbdelMalek2014MelanocortinsAT,
  title={Melanocortins and the melanocortin 1 receptor, moving translationally towards melanoma prevention.},
  author={Zalfa A. Abdel-Malek and Viki B. Swope and Renny J Starner and Leonid Koikov and Pamela B. Cassidy and Sancy A. Leachman},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2014},
  volume={563},
  pages={4-12}
}
Beginning in the last decade of the twentieth century, the fields of pigment cell research and melanoma have witnessed major breakthroughs in the understanding of the role of melanocortins in human pigmentation and the DNA damage response of human melanocytes to solar ultraviolet radiation (UV). This began with the cloning of the melanocortin 1 receptor… CONTINUE READING