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Melanosomes

Known as: Melanosome 
A tissue-specific, membrane-bounded cytoplasmic organelle within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored. Melanosomes are synthesized in… Expand
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Review
2015
Review
2015
The production of melanin significantly enhances the virulence of many important human pathogenic fungi. Despite fungal melanin's… Expand
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
Melanosomes, the pigment granules that provide tissues with colour and photoprotection, are the cellular site of synthesis… Expand
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Review
2007
Review
2007
Melanosomes are tissue-specific lysosome-related organelles of pigment cells in which melanins are synthesized and stored… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Melanin, which is responsible for virtually all visible skin, hair, and eye pigmentation in humans, is synthesized, deposited… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Lighter variations of pigmentation in humans are associated with diminished number, size, and density of melanosomes, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Melanosomes and premelanosomes are lysosome-related organelles with a unique structure and cohort of resident proteins. We have… Expand
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Review
2001
Review
2001
Melanosomes are morphologically and functionally unique organelles within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Rab GTPases are regulators of intracellular membrane traffic. We report a possible function of Rab27a, a protein implicated in… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The origin and maintenance of polymorphism in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes in natural populations is still… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Unlike wild-type mouse melanocytes, where melanosomes are concentrated in dendrites and dendritic tips, melanosomes in dilute… Expand
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