The expanding role and presence of neuromelanins in the human brain - why gray matter is gray.

@article{Hearing2009TheER,
  title={The expanding role and presence of neuromelanins in the human brain - why gray matter is gray.},
  author={Vincent J. Hearing},
  journal={Pigment cell & melanoma research},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={10-1}
}
The presence of melanins in internal tissues of the body, e.g., the inner ear, brain, etc, has challenged scientists for decades with respect to understanding their putative function(s) in those tissues. It is not too difficult to comprehend how melanins in the skin, hair, and eyes play important roles in camouflage, thermal regulation, photoprotection, sexual attraction, etc, but what about their roles within the body, in tissues not visible or exposed to the environment, where color would be… CONTINUE READING
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