Modulation of melanogenic protein expression during the switch from eu- to pheomelanogenesis.

@article{Kobayashi1995ModulationOM,
  title={Modulation of melanogenic protein expression during the switch from eu- to pheomelanogenesis.},
  author={Tohru Kobayashi and Wilfred D. Vieira and B Potterf and Chikara Sakai and Genji Imokawa and Vincent J. Hearing},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1995},
  volume={108 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={2301-9}
}
Mammalian melanocytes can produce two basic types of melanin, eumelanin and pheomelanin, within discrete organelles termed melanosomes. The physiological signals that regulate this switch are extrinsic to the melanocyte, and include alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone and the agouti protein. Tyrosinase, encoded at the albino locus, is the enzyme essential for the synthesis of both types of melanin, but other tyrosinase-related proteins (e.g. TRP1 encoded at the brown locus and TRP2 encoded at… CONTINUE READING

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