Pheomelanin in the skin of Hymenochirus boettgeri (Amphibia: Anura: Pipidae).

Pheomelanin is supposed to be the first type of melanin found in vertebrates, in contrast to the main type - eumelanin. Our study aimed at detecting pheomelanin in the skin of Hymenochirus boettgerii. We employed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), supplemented with standard histology and… (More)