melanogenesis


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melanogenesis

[‚mel·ə·nō′jen·ə·səs]
(biochemistry)
The formation of melanin.
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Cellular mechanisms regulating human melanogenesis.
Piceatannol inhibits melanogenesis by its antioxidative actions.
Opponents worry that excessive surgical intervention may cause melanogenesis in a scar or deep in an area of treatment.
It is known that melanogenesis is mediated, at least in part by the binding of melanocyte stimulating hormone to the human melanocortin receptor 1 (MCR1) in normal human melanocytes, while estradiol increases MCR1, mRNA levels and tyrosinase levels, although the mechanism of these responses has not been established.
On the other hand, melanogenesis is a protective process of skin against UV-induced damage [5], but chronic and repeated exposures to UV can lead to premature aging of the skin [5].
Epidermal growth factor and epidermal growth factor signaling attenuate laser-induced melanogenesis.
It is glycosylated and copper containing oxidase enzyme which catalyzes the first two steps of melanogenesis in mammals.
Melanogenesis and associated cytotoxic reactions: Applications to insect innate immunity.
NO is thought to trigger vasodilatation, angiogenesis, melanogenesis and activate various immune responses for the variable environmental factors directly and indirectly.
Tanning oils contain harmful chemicals, fragrances, preservatives and petroleum-based derivatives to accelerate melanogenesis (over production of melanin cells which is a natural response of the body to protect from sun burn).
Whatever the type of PAR-2 regulation combining current knowledge in human skin pigmentationwith our findings in cattle (present work) strongly suggests that variation ofPAR-2 expression in the skin is closely related to the steady state of melanogenesis.
20'0) Melanogenesis inhibitors from the desert plant Anastatica hierochuntica in B16 melanoma cells.