melanin catabolic process

Known as: melanin breakdown, melanin catabolism, melanin degradation 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the breakdown of melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of… (More)
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1981-2018
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2018
2018
Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of human skin and hair. Melanin serves as a double-edge sword which can exert… (More)
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2017
2017
The effect of superoxide radicals on melanin destruction and degradation of melanosomes isolated from cells of retinal pigment… (More)
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2016
2016
OBJECTIVE Melanin is a black or brown phenolic polymer present mainly in skin and hair. Although melanin can be degraded by some… (More)
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2012
2012
Malignant melanoma (melanoma malignum) is one of the most dangerous types of tumor. It is very difficult to cure. In recent years… (More)
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2009
2009
We confirmed that the melanin produced by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a dihydroxynaphthalene (DHN). The specific DHN… (More)
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2007
2007
Affymetrix gene-expression analysis was performed on mRNAs from involved and noninvolved skin biopsies from three volunteers with… (More)
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2007
2007
Pigments synthesized by the micromycetesPaecilomyces variotii andAspergillus carbonarius are true melanins. Copper ions and… (More)
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2004
2004
The biochemical synthesis of human melanin is understood in some detail. However, little is known about melanin degradation and… (More)
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2001
2001
PURPOSE The goal of this study is the characterization of the strong yellow fluorescence of oxidized melanin in the retinal… (More)
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2001
2001
Methods not only for characterizing but also for quantitating melanin subtypes from the two types of melanin found in hair… (More)
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