Reaction of the Sulfhydryl Group with an Oxidation Product of p-3 , 4-Dihydroxyphenyl-L-alanine

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The sulfhydryl group plays a role in the biological formation of melanin. Mechanisms suggested for the inverse relationship between the sulfhydryl group and the formation of melanin in mammalian skin include inhibition of tyrosinase and reaction with precursors of melanin (1, 2). However, knowledge in this field is fragmentary, and definitive proof of… (More)

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