Melanosomes

Known as: Melanosome 
A tissue-specific, membrane-bounded cytoplasmic organelle within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored. Melanosomes are synthesized in… (More)

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2008
2008
Melanosomes, the pigment granules that provide tissues with colour and photoprotection, are the cellular site of synthesis… (More)
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2005
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2005
Lighter variations of pigmentation in humans are associated with diminished number, size, and density of melanosomes, the… (More)
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2002
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2002
The Rab27a GTPase regulates diverse processes involving lysosome-related organelles, including melanosome motility in melanocytes… (More)
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2002
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2002
Myosin Va is a member of the unconventional class V myosin family, and a mutation in the myosin Va gene causes pigment granule… (More)
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2001
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2001
Rab GTPases are regulators of intracellular membrane traffic. We report a possible function of Rab27a, a protein implicated in… (More)
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2001
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2001
Melanosomes and premelanosomes are lysosome-related organelles with a unique structure and cohort of resident proteins. We have… (More)
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2000
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2000
Griscelli syndrome (GS, MIM 214450), a rare, autosomal recessive disorder, results in pigmentary dilution of the skin and the… (More)
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1998
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1998
Unlike wild-type mouse melanocytes, where melanosomes are concentrated in dendrites and dendritic tips, melanosomes in dilute… (More)
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1998
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1998
The mouse mutant mocha, a model for the Hermansky-Pudlak storage pool deficiency syndrome, is characterized by defective… (More)
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1983
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1983
Suitably brief pulses of selectively absorbed optical radiation can cause selective damage to pigmented structures, cells, and… (More)
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