Two light-activated neuroendocrine circuits arising in the eye trigger physiological and morphological pigmentation.

@article{Bertolesi2016TwoLN,
  title={Two light-activated neuroendocrine circuits arising in the eye trigger physiological and morphological pigmentation.},
  author={Gabriel E Bertolesi and Carrie Lynn Hehr and Hayden Munn and Rami Halabi},
  journal={Pigment cell & melanoma research},
  year={2016},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={
          688-701
        }
}
Two biological processes regulate light-induced skin colour change. A fast 'physiological pigmentation change' (i.e. circadian variations or camouflage) involves alterations in the distribution of pigment containing granules in the cytoplasm of chromatophores, while a slower 'morphological pigmentation change' (i.e. seasonal variations) entails changes in the number of pigment cells or pigment type. Although linked processes, the neuroendocrine coordination triggering each response remains… CONTINUE READING
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