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Melanins (Melanin) Summary

Description: Insoluble polymers of TYROSINE derivatives found in and causing darkness in skin (SKIN PIGMENTATION), hair, and feathers providing protection against SUNBURN induced by SUNLIGHT. CAROTENES contribute yellow and red coloration.

Also Known As: Melanin; Allomelanins; Phaeomelanins

Networked: 3181 relevant articles (68 outcomes, 257 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Melanins is Relevant

  1. Melanoma (Melanoma, Malignant) : 23 outcomes 104 studies in 1038 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 6 outcomes 19 studies in 546 results
  3. Hyperpigmentation : 6 outcomes 10 studies in 163 results
  4. Erythema : 5 outcomes 13 studies in 115 results
  5. Vitiligo : 5 outcomes 8 studies in 91 results
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Drugs Related to Melanins

  1. Monophenol Monooxygenase (Tyrosinase)
  2. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
  3. Biopterin
  4. 6-carboxypterin
  5. 2-amino-4-hydroxy-6-formylpteridine
  6. Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones (MSH)
  7. Antigens
  8. alpha-MSH
  9. Iron
  10. Cysteinyldopa
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Therapies Related to Melanins

  1. Solid-State Lasers
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Transplants (Transplant)
  4. Radioimmunotherapy
  5. Semiconductor Lasers
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