Melanosome of toad: a storehouse of riboflavin.

@article{Obika1972MelanosomeOT,
  title={Melanosome of toad: a storehouse of riboflavin.},
  author={M. Obika and S. Negishi},
  journal={Experimental cell research},
  year={1972},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={
          293-300
        }
}
  • M. Obika, S. Negishi
  • Published 1972
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental cell research
  • Abstract Intercellular and subcellular distribution of riboflavin in the adult skin of a toad, Bufo bufo japonicus , was studied. Riboflavin was found always in association with dermal melanophores, and the amount of riboflavin determined by fluorimetry was proportional to the amount of melanin present in the skin. No measurable quantity of riboflavin was found in epidermis. Subcellular distribution of riboflavin in melanophores was examined using fractionated materials prepared by sucrose… CONTINUE READING
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