melanin biosynthetic process

Known as: melanin anabolism, melanin formation, melanin synthesis 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
People with pale skin, red hair, freckles and an inability to tan—the ‘red hair/fair skin’ phenotype—are at highest risk of… (More)
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Review
2010
Review
2010
Melanin production is the primary mechanism protecting human skin against the UV light-induced damage. The polymeric compound… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Cryptococcus neoformans is an opportunistic human fungal pathogen that elaborates several virulence attributes, including a… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Body coloration affects how animals interact with the environment. In insects, the rapid evolution of black and brown melanin… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Compelling evidence has been gathered indicating that pro-opiomelanocortin peptides, alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
In melanocytes and in melanoma cells, cyclic AMP (cAMP)-elevating agents stimulate melanogenesis and increase the transcription… (More)
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Cryptococcus neoformans is a major fungal pathogen for patients with debilitated immune systems. However, no information is… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Black melanin-like pigments are produced by several neurotropic fungi, including Cryptococcus neoformans. Pigment production is… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Several genes critical to the enzymatic regulation of melanin production in mammals have recently been cloned and mapped to the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1986
Highly Cited
1986
Acapsular (Cap-) mutants of Cryptococcus neoformans var. neoformans that produce melanin (Mel+) on diphenol media at 30 degrees C… (More)
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