Skin type, melanoma, and melanocortin 1 receptor variants.

  title={Skin type, melanoma, and melanocortin 1 receptor variants.},
  author={Eugene Healy and Carole Todd and Ian J Jackson and Mark A Birch-Machin and Jonathan Laurence Rees},
  journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology},
  volume={112 4},
We were interested to read the recent paper by Ichii-Jones et al (1998) published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The authors searched for particular variants of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) using restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis and performed a case control study with skin type and melanoma. Essentially the authors failed to find any significant relationship between the particular variants they examined and phenotype. We would contend that there are strong… CONTINUE READING


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