Urinary excretion of 5-S-cysteinyldopa and 6-hydroxy-5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid in children.

5-S-Cysteinyldopa (5SCD) and 6-hydroxy-5-methoxyindole-2-carboxylic acid (6H5MI2C) are formed during biosynthesis of melanins. They are used as indicators of pigment formation and markers of melanoma progression in adults and could possibly be used as markers of activity, growth and even malignant transformation in large pigmented naevi in children. We… CONTINUE READING