melanogenesis


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melanogenesis

[‚mel·ə·nō′jen·ə·səs]
(biochemistry)
The formation of melanin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is reported that vitamin D has antiapoptotic effects and can increase melanogenesis and tyrosinase content (4, 22).
Zinc is an antioxidant that aids wound healing, protects against free radicals, supports melanogenesis, and possibly prevents melanocyte death, but can cause gastrointestinal irritation.
Melanogenesis stimulation in murine B16 melanoma cells by umberiferae plant extracts and their coumarin constituents.
Active ingredients with antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase abilities can exert skin protection and inhibit melanogenesis (35).
Jung et al., "The mixture of different parts of Nelumbo nucifera and two bioactive components inhibited tyrosinase activity and melanogenesis," Journal of Cosmetic Science, vol.
The morphology, histochemical properties, and ultrastructure of the pigmented cells may indicate that the melanogenesis takes place in these cells, and then, the melanin is transferred to pinealocytes and interstitial cells.
Sjoquist, "Age-related melanogenesis in the eye of mice, studied by microautoradiography of 3H-methimazole, a specific marker of melanin synthesis," Experimental Eye Research, vol.
Xu et al., "Inhibitory effects of (2'R)2',3'-dihydro-2'-(1-hydroxy-1-methylethyl)- 2,6'-bibenzo- furan-6,4'-diol on mushroom tyrosinase and melanogenesis in B16-F10 melanoma cells," Phytotherapy Research, vol.
The cosmetics industry is interested in plant natural tyrosinase inhibitors for potential use as inhibitors of melanogenesis. This study investigated the kinetics of tyrosinase inhibition by a proso millet extract.
The KIT-ligand (steel factor) and its receptor c-KIT/W: pleiotropic roles in gametogenesis and melanogenesis. Dev.
Reasons for its skin lightening effect include: its antioxidant properties, ability to switch eumelanin to pheomelanin which is the type of melanin found in lighter skin-toned individuals and the inhibitory effect it has on tyrosinase which is a key enzyme in melanogenesis.2