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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… 
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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… 
Review
2007
Review
2007
Melanosomes are tissue-specific lysosome-related organelles of pigment cells in which melanins are synthesized and stored… 
Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Melanosomes and premelanosomes are lysosome-related organelles with a unique structure and cohort of resident proteins. We have… 
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… 
Review
2001
Review
2001
Melanosomes are morphologically and functionally unique organelles within which melanin pigments are synthesized and stored… 
Review
2001
Review
2001
  • J. Mackintosh
  • Journal of theoretical biology
  • 2001
  • Corpus ID: 43063914
A biological issue that has not been satisfactorily resolved is the role of melanin in skin and other animal tissues. A… 
Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Unlike wild-type mouse melanocytes, where melanosomes are concentrated in dendrites and dendritic tips, melanosomes in dilute… 
Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Abstract— —The explosive vaporization of melanosomes in situ in skin during pulsed laser irradiation (pulse duration <1 μs) is… 
Highly Cited
1969
Highly Cited
1969
MELANIN pigment in the skin is located in a very small granule, the melanosome1, which is barely visible in the light microscope…