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melanin metabolic process

Known as: melanin metabolism 
The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are… Expand
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2017
2017
BackgroundPhenol oxidases (POs) catalyze the oxidation of dopa and dopamine to melanin, which is crucial for cuticle formation… Expand
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2012
2012
In insects, the integument forms the primary barrier between the environment and internal milieu, but cellular and immune… Expand
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT, EC 2.1.1.6) is a ubiquitous enzyme that is crucial to the metabolism of carcinogenic… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
The presence of eumelanin and pheomelanin in irides from eyes of various colors was determined and quantified by a highly… Expand
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1994
1994
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is involved in the metabolism of neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, norepinephrine and… Expand
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1994
1994
O-Methylation of L-dopa was investigated as a possible regulatory mechanism in melanin metabolism. The methylation product of L… Expand
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1990
1990
A new sensitive method for the determination of catechol O-methyltransferase activity has been developed. The method is based on… Expand
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Review
1988
Review
1988
The synthesis of melanin is ubiquitous in the animal kingdom and is under complex genetic control. Inborn errors of melanin… Expand
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1982
1982
In an attempt to determine the factors involved in ocular pigment variation, the eyes of pallid mice (c57BL/6J-Pa/Pa), and those… Expand
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Review
1973
Review
1973
In mammalian epidermis, the synthesis of mel­ anin within melanosomes, the specialized granu­ lar cytoplasmic organelles of… Expand
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