The etiology of oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) type II: the pink protein modulates the processing and transport of tyrosinase.

@article{Toyofuku2002TheEO,
  title={The etiology of oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) type II: the pink protein modulates the processing and transport of tyrosinase.},
  author={Kazutomo Toyofuku and Julio C. Valencia and Tsuneto Kushimoto and Gertrude-E Costin and Victoria M. Virador and Wilfred D. Vieira and V{\'i}ctor J. Ferrans and Vincent J. Hearing},
  journal={Pigment cell research},
  year={2002},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          217-24
        }
}
Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is caused by reduced or deficient melanin pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. OCA has different phenotypes resulting from mutations in distinct pigmentation genes involved in melanogenesis. OCA type 2 (OCA2), the most common form of OCA, is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the P gene, the function(s) of which is controversial. In order to elucidate the mechanism(s) involved in OCA2, our group used several antibodies specific for various… CONTINUE READING
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