Virtual Issue on Melanin Chemistry and Pigmentation


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Recent Articles Published on Melanin Chemistry and Pigmentation


Raman spectroscopy as a non-invasive technique for the quantification of melanins in feathers and hairs
Ismael Galván, Alberto Jorge, Kazuma Ito, Keisuke Tabuchi, Francisco Solano and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Neutral pH and copper ions promote eumelanogenesis after the dopachrome stage
Shosuke Ito, Natsumi Suzuki, Shiori Takebayashi, Stéphane Commo and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Melanins and melanogenesis: methods, standards, protocols
Marco d'Ischia, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Alessandra Napolitano, Stefania Briganti, José-Carlos Garcia-Borron, Daniela Kovacs, Paul Meredith, Alessandro Pezzella, Mauro Picardo, Tadeusz Sarna, John D. Simon and Shosuke Ito/p>

The mouse ruby-eye 2d (ru2d/Hps5ru2-d) allele inhibits eumelanin but not pheomelanin synthesis
Tomohisa Hirobe, Shosuke Ito and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Nanomechanical analysis of pigmented human melanoma cells
Michal Sarna, Andrzej Zadlo, Anna Pilat, Magdalena Olchawa, Paraskevi Gkogkolou, Kvetoslava Burda, Markus Böhm and Tadeusz Sarna

Irradiance, but not fluence, plays a crucial role in UVB-induced immature pigment cell development: new insights for efficient UVB phototherapy (pages 367–376)
Cheng-Che E. Lan, Hsin-Su Yu, Jian-He Lu, Ching-Shuang Wu and Hsiao-Chi Lai

Photoaging of human retinal pigment epithelium is accompanied by oxidative modifications of its eumelanin (pages 357–366)
Shosuke Ito, Anna Pilat, Wolfram Gerwat, Christine M. B. Skumatz, Miho Ito, Atsumi Kiyono, Andrzej Zadlo, Yukiko Nakanishi, Ludger Kolbe, Janice M. Burke, Tadeusz Sarna and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Slc45a2 and V-ATPase are regulators of melanosomal pH homeostasis in zebrafish, providing a mechanism for human pigment evolution and disease (pages 205–217)
Christopher M. Dooley, Heinz Schwarz, Kaspar P. Mueller, Alessandro Mongera, Martina Konantz, Stephan C. F. Neuhauss, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Robert Geisler


Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome: Pigmentary and Non-pigmentary Defects and Their Pathogenesis
Ai-Hua Wei and Wei Li

Biosynthetic pathway to neuromelanin and its aging process
Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Takaya Murase, Fabio A. Zucca, Luigi Zecca and Shosuke Ito

Melanosome–iron interactions within retinal pigment epithelium-derived cells
Patrycja Kaczara, Mariusz Zareba, Anja Herrnreiter, Christine M. B. Skumatz, Andrzej Zadlo, Tadeusz Sarna and Janice M. Burke

Rapid color change in fish and amphibians – function, regulation, and emerging applications
Helen Nilsson Sköld, Sara Aspengren and Margareta Wallin

MITF-M, a “melanocyte-specific” isoform, is expressed in the adult retinal pigment epithelium
Julien Maruotti, Thuzar Thein, Donald J. Zack and Noriko Esumi

A BLOC-1 Mutation Screen Reveals a Novel BLOC1S3 Mutation in Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome Type 8 (HPS-8)
Andrew R Cullinane, James A Curry, Gretchen Golas, James Pan, Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Richard A Hess, James G White, Marjan Huizing and William A Gahl

Current opportunities and challenges: genome-wide association studies on pigmentation and skin cancer
Shasha Meng, Mingfeng Zhang, Liming Liang and Jiali Han

Unraveling the thread of nature’s tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation
Marcus R. Kronforst, Gregory S. Barsh, Artyom Kopp, James Mallet, Antónia Monteiro, Sean P. Mullen, Meredith Protas, Erica B. Rosenblum, Christopher J. Schneider and Hopi E. Hoekstra

UVA-Induced Oxidative Degradation of Melanins: Fission of Indole Moiety in Eumelanin and Conversion to Benzothiazole Moiety in Pheomelanin
Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Yukiko Nakanishi, Narimi Miyazaki, Ludger Kolbe and Shosuke Ito

NLRP1, a regulator of innate immunity associated with vitiligo
Andrea D’Osualdo and John C. Reed

Vitiligo as an inflammatory skin disorder: a therapeutic perspective
Alain Taïeb

L-tyrosine and L-dihydroxyphenylalanine as hormone-like regulators of melanocyte functions
Andrzej Slominski, Michal A. Zmijewski and John Pawelek

Identification of a melanocyte-specific, microphthalmia-associated transcription factor-dependent regulatory element in the intronic duplication causing hair greying and melanoma in horses
Elisabeth Sundström, Anna Z. Komisarczuk, Lin Jiang, Anna Golovko, Pavla Navratilova, Silke Rinkwitz, Thomas S. Becker and Leif Andersson

Coat color dilution in mice because of inactivation of the melanoma antigen MART-1
Iraz T. Aydin, Edith Hummler, Nico P. M. Smit and Friedrich Beermann

Cellular and clinical report of new Griscelli syndrome type III cases
Wendy Westbroek, Aharon Klar, Andrew R. Cullinane, Shira G. Ziegler, Haggit Hurvitz, Ashraf Ganem, Kirkland Wilson, Heidi Dorward, Marjan Huizing, Haled Tamimi, Igor Vainshtein, Yackov Berkun, Moran Lavie, William A. Gahl and Yair Anikster

In vivo vitiligo induction and therapy model: double-blind, randomized clinical trial
Nanja van Geel, Reinhart Speeckaert, Ilse Mollet, Sofie De Schepper, Julie De Wolf, Esther P.M. Tjin, Rosalie M. Luiten, Jo Lambert and Lieve Brochez


The melanomas: a synthesis of epidemiological, clinical, histopathological, genetic, and biological aspects, supporting distinct subtypes, causal pathways, and cells of origin
David C. Whiteman, William J. Pavan and Boris C. Bastian

The pleiotropic roles of autophagy regulators in melanogenesis
Hsiang Ho and Anand K. Ganesan

Usefulness of alkaline hydrogen peroxide oxidation to analyze eumelanin and pheomelanin in various tissue samples: application to chemical analysis of human hair melanins
Shosuke Ito, Yukiko Nakanishi, Robert K. Valenzuela, Murray H. Brilliant, Ludger Kolbe and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Integumental reddish-violet coloration owing to novel dichromatic chromatophores in the teleost fish, Pseudochromis diadema
Makoto Goda, Mihoko Ohata, Hayato Ikoma, Yoshinori Fujiyoshi, Masazumi Sugimoto and Ryozo Fujii

2,4,6-Octatrienoic acid is a novel promoter of melanogenesis and antioxidant defence in normal human melanocytes via PPAR-[gamma] activation
Enrica Flori, Arianna Mastrofrancesco, Daniela Kovacs, Yuval Ramot, Stefania Briganti, Barbara Bellei, Ralf Paus and Mauro Picardo

The stepwise two-photon excited melanin fluorescence is a unique diagnostic tool for the detection of malignant transformation in melanocytes
Dieter Leupold, Matthias Scholz, Goran Stankovic, Julian Reda, Susanne Buder, Reinhold Eichhorn, Gert Wessler, Markus Stücker, Klaus Hoffmann, Jürgen Bauer and Claus Garbe

Human hair melanins: what we have learned and have not learned from mouse coat color pigmentation
Shosuke Ito and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Spectral analysis by XANES reveals that GPNMB influences the chemical composition ofintact melanosomes
Tamás Haraszti, Colleen M. Trantow, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Michael Grunze and Michael G. Anderson

Myrip uses distinct domains in the cellular activation of myosin VA and myosin VIIA in melanosome transport
José S. Ramalho, Vanda S. Lopes, Abul K. Tarafder, Miguel C. Seabra and Alistair N. Hume

A neuroendocrinological perspective on human hair follicle pigmentation
Ralf Paus

The mouse pink-eyed dilution allele of the P-gene greatly inhibits eumelanin but not pheomelanin synthesis
Tomohisa Hirobe, Shosuke Ito and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

The Dark brown plumage color in chickens is caused by an 8.3-kb deletion upstream of SOX10
Ulrika Gunnarsson, Susanne Kerje, Bertrand Bed’hom, Anna-Stina Sahlqvist, Olov Ekwall, Michele Tixier-Boichard, Olle Kämpe and Leif Andersson

Functional interactions between OCA2 and the protein complexes BLOC-1, BLOC-2, and AP-3 inferred from epistatic analyses of mouse coat pigmentation
Diego J. Hoyle, Imilce A. Rodriguez-Fernandez and Esteban C. Dell’Angelica

Turing patterns: how the fish got its spots
Hillery C. Metz, Marie Manceau and Hopi E. Hoekstra

A new delta-COP on the block – linking pigmentation defects with neurodegeneration
Wolfgang Wagner and John A. Hammer III

The new paradigm: retinal pigment epithelium cells generated from embryonic or induced pluripotent stem cells
Kapil Bharti, Sheldon S. Miller and Heinz Arnheiter

The redox – biochemistry of human hair pigmentation
Karin U. Schallreuter, Mohamed M. A. E. L. Salem, Sybille Hasse and Hartmut Rokos

Human hair melanins: what we have learned and have not learned from mouse coat color pigmentation
Shosuke Ito and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

The cell biology of human hair follicle pigmentation
Desmond J. Tobin

Melanoma: is hair the root of the problem?
Angela M. Gomez Garcia, Christine E. McLaren and Frank L. Meyskens Jr.

Functionally distinct melanocyte populations revealed by reconstitution of hair follicles in mice
Hitomi Aoki, Akira Hara, Tsutomu Motohashi, Masatake Osawa and Takahiro Kunisada

The deceptive nature of UVA tanning versus the modest protective effects of UVBtanning on human skin
Yoshinori Miyamura, Sergio G. Coelho, Kathrin Schlenz, Jan Batzer, Christoph Smuda, Wonseon Choi, Michaela Brenner, Thierry Passeron, Guofeng Zhang, Ludger Kolbe, Rainer Wolber and Vincent J. Hearing

Spectral analysis by XANES reveals that GPNMB influences the chemical composition ofintact melanosomes
Tamás Haraszti, Colleen M. Trantow, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Michael Grunze and Michael G. Anderson

In vitro differentiation of retinal pigment epithelium from adult retinal stemcells
Claudia Aruta, Francesca Giordano, Anna De Marzo, Antonella Comitato, Graça Raposo, Emeline F. Nandrot and Valeria Marigo

Is DHICA the key to dopachrome tautomerase and melanocyte functions?
Lucia Panzella, Alessandra Napolitano and Marco d’Ischia


Spectral analysis by XANES reveals that GPNMB influences the chemical composition of intact melanosomes
Tamás Haraszti, Colleen M. Trantow, Adam Hedberg-Buenz, Michael Grunze and Michael G. Anderson

Human hair melanins: What we have learned and have not learned from mouse coat color pigmentation
Shosuke Ito and Kazumasa Wakamatsu

Gamma- and delta-tocotrienols inhibit skin melanin synthesis by suppressing constitutive and UV-induced tyrosinase activation 
N Zaiden, WN Yap, CH Xu, Abelina Chen, S Ong, V Teo, YL Yap

Anti-melanoma efficacy of internal radionuclide therapy in relation to melanin target distribution
M. Bonnet, F. Mishellany, J. Papon, A. Cayre, F. Penault-Llorca, J. C. Madelmont, E. Miot-Noirault, J. M. Chezal, N. Moins

Tabby pattern genetics – a whole new breed of cat
Chris Kaelin and Greg Barsh

Sex-linked barring in chickens is controlled by the CDKN2A/B tumour suppressor locus
Anders R. Hellström, Elisabeth Sundström, Ulrika Gunnarsson, Bertrand Bed’Hom, Michele Tixier-Boichard, Christa F. Honaker, Anna-Stina Sahlqvist, Per Jensen, Olle Kämpe, Paul B. Siegel, Susanne Kerje and Leif Andersson

Melanocyte homeostasis in vivo tolerates Rb1 loss in a developmentally independent fashion
Ian D. Tonks, Arne W. Mould, Wayne A. Schroder, Elke Hacker, Marcus Bosenberg, Nicholas K. Hayward, Graeme J. Walker and Graham F. Kay  

Growth and progression of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers regulated by ubiquitination
Koh Nakayama

Functional characterization of two RAB27A missense mutations found in Griscelli syndrome type 2
Norihiko Ohbayashi, Setareh Mamishi, Koutaro Ishibashi, Yuto Maruta, Babak Pourakbari, Banafshe Tamizifar, Masoud Mohammadpour, Mitsunori Fukuda and Nima Parvaneh

β-Catenin regulates melanocyte dendricity through the modulation of PKCζ and PKCδ 
Jin-Hwa Kim, Kyung-Cheol Sohn, Tae-Young Choi, Mi Yoon Kim, Hideya Ando, Sun Ja Choi, Sooil Kim, Young Ho Lee, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Chang Deok Kim and Tae-Jin Yoon

Identification of a novel nonsense mutation on the Pax3 gene in ENU-derived white belly spotting mice and its genetic interaction with c-Kit
Xiao-Li Guo, Hai-Bin Ruan, Yan Li, Xiang Gao and Wei Li

MC1R stimulation by α-MSH induces catalase and promotes its re-distribution to the cell periphery and dendrites 
Vittoria Maresca, Enrica Flori, Barbara Bellei, Nicaela Aspite, Daniela Kovacs and Mauro Picardo

The capacity for internal colour change is related to body transparency in fishes
Helen Nilsson Sköld, P. Andreas Svensson and Charlotte Zejlon

A colorful explanation for atrial arrhythmias
Benjamin F. Remo and Glenn I. Fishman

Piecing together the pigment-type switching puzzle
Will P. Walker and Teresa M. Gunn

Melanin precursors prevent premature age-related and noise-induced hearing loss in albino mice 
Silvia Murillo-Cuesta, Julio Contreras, Esther Zurita, Rafael Cediel, Marta Cantero, Isabel Varela-Nieto, Lluís Montoliu
H19 RNA downregulation stimulated melanogenesis in melasma
Nan-Hyung Kim, Chang-Hoon Lee and Ai-Young Lee

Keratinocytes in culture accumulate phagocytosed melanosomes in the perinuclear area
Hideya Ando, Yoko Niki, Masaki Yoshida, Masaaki Ito, Kaoru Akiyama, Jin-Hwa Kim, Tae-Jin Yoon, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Mary S. Matsui and Masamitsu Ichihashi

Androgen, estrogen and progesterone receptors in acquired bilateral nevus of Ota-like macules
Ting-feng Long, Liu Liu, Li He, Li-da Shen, Hua Gu, Zhi Yang, Ying Tu, Rui-hong Ruan and Yin Liu

α-MSH activates immediate defense responses to UV-induced oxidative stress in human melanocytes
Xiuzu Song, Nicole Mosby, Jennifer Yang, Aie Xu, Zalfa Abdel-Malek and Ana Luisa Kadekaro

Independent regulation of hair and skin color by two G protein-coupled pathways 
Catherine D. Van Raamsdonk, Gregory S. Barsh, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Shosuke Ito
Stem cell factor rescues tyrosinase expression and pigmentation in discreet anatomic locations in albino mice 
Jillian C Vanover, Malinda L Spry, Laura Hamilton, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Shosuke Ito, John A D'Orazio
Pigmentary function and evolution of tyrp1 gene duplicates in fish 
Ingo Braasch, Daniel Liedtke, Jean-Nicolas Volff, Manfred Schartl
Melanocyte and RPE-specific expression in transgenic mice by mouse MART-1/Melan-A/mlana regulatory sequences)
Iraz T. Aydin and Friedrich Beermann

Gray zone prompting new imagination
Shinichi Nishikawa

Complexities of cuticular pigmentation in insects
Manickam Sugumaran

Genetics of human iris colour and patterns
Richard A. Sturm and Mats Larsson

Current challenges in understanding melanogenesis: bridging chemistry, biological control, morphology, and function
John D Simon, Dana Peles, Kazumasa Wakamatsu and Shosuke Ito

Carney complex and lentiginosis
Anelia Horvath and Constantine A. Stratakis

Protein nitration is specifically associated with melanin production and reveals redox imbalance as a new correlate of cell maturation in the ink gland of Sepia officinalis 
Gabriella Fiore, Teresa Mattiello, Gabriella Tedeschi, Simona Nonnis, Marco d'Ischia, Anna Palumbo

Comparison of melanoblast expression patterns identifies distinct classes of genes 
Stacie K. Loftus, Laura L. Baxter, Kristina Buac, Dawn E. Watkins-Chow, Denise M. Larson and William J. Pavan

Agouti protein, mahogunin, and attractin in pheomelanogenesis and melanoblast-like alteration of melanocytes: a cAMP-independent pathway 
Tokimasa Hida, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Elena V. Sviderskaya, Andrew J. Donkin, Lluis Montoliu, M. Lynn Lamoreux, Bin Yu, Glenn L. Millhauser, Shosuke Ito, Gregory S. Barsh, Kowichi Jimbow and Dorothy C. Bennett


α-MSH tripeptide analogs activate the melanocortin 1 receptor and reduce UV-induced DNA damage in human melanocytes 
Zalfa A. Abdel-Malek, Andrew Ruwe, Renny Kavanagh-Starner, Ana Luisa Kadekaro, Viki Swope, Carrie Haskell-Luevano, Leonid Koikov and James J. Knittel

A splice site mutation is the cause of the high prevalence of oculocutaneous albinism type 2 in the Kuna population
Androuw Carrasco, Elaine M. Forbes, Pascale Jeambrun and Murray H. Brilliant

Seeing red: pheomelanin synthesis uncovered
John D. Simon

Evidence that stress to the epidermal barrier influenced the development of pigmentation in humans
Peter M. Elias, Gopinathan Menon, Bruce K. Wetzel and John (Jack) W. Williams

Myrip uses distinct domains in the cellular activation of myosin VA and myosin VIIA in melanosome transport
José S. Ramalho, Vanda S. Lopes, Abul K. Tarafder, Miguel C. Seabra and Alistair N. Hume

Myrip uses distinct domains in the cellular activation of myosin VA and myosin VIIA in melanosome transport 
José S. Ramalho, Vanda S. Lopes, Abul K. Tarafder, Miguel C. Seabra and Alistair N. Hume

Chemical analysis of late stages of pheomelanogenesis: conversion of dihydrobenzothiazine to a benzothiazole structure
Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Kazumi Ohtara and Shosuke Ito

Topical vitamin D3 analogues in the treatment of vitiligo
Davinder Parsad and A.J. Kanwar

Lack of inherited mutations of PTPRD in familial melanoma and melanoma-astrocytoma syndrome
David A. Solomon, Jung-Sik Kim, Xiaohong R. Yang, Margaret A. Tucker, Alisa M. Goldstein, Yardena Samuels and Todd Waldman

Agouti signal protein: crossing the ‘yellow’ signal and arriving to pathways that affect tumorgenesis
Zalfa A. Abdel-Malek

Canine coloration: dark domesticated dogs and the bright side for wild wolves
Kevin J. McGraw

Isomeric cysteinyldopas provide a (photo)degradable bulk component and a robust structural element in red human hair pheomelanin 
Giorgia Greco, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Lucia Panzella, Shosuke Ito, Alessandra Napolitano and Marco D’Ischia

The tyrosinase promoter is active in a subset of vagal neural crest cells during early development in mice
Isabel Puig, Ichiro Yajima, Jacky Bonaventure, Véronique Delmas and Lionel Larue

The evolution of eu- and pheomelanic traits may respond to an economy of pigments related to environmental oxidative stress
Ismael Galván and Francisco Solano

Sphingolipid-mediated restoration of Mitf expression and repigmentation in vivo in a mouse model of hair graying
Bidisha Saha, Suman Kumar Singh, Shampa Mallick, Rabindranath Bera, Pijush K. Datta, Mriganka Mandal, Syamal Roy and Ranjan Bhadra

Functional analysis of OCA4 mutant sequences using under white mouse melanocytes
Takayuki Konno, Yuko Abe, Masakazu Kawaguchi, Taisuke Kondo, Yasushi Tomita and Tamio Suzuki

Prolonged treatment of fair-skinned mice with topical forskolin causes persistent tanning and UV protection 
Malinda L Spry, Jillian C Vanover, Timothy Scott, Osama Abona-Ama, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Shosuke Ito, John A D'Orazio

Long-lasting pigmentation of human skin, a new look at an overlooked response to UV
Sergio G. Coelho, Yanchun Zhou, Harry F. Bushar, Sharon A. Miller, Barbara Z. Zmudzka, Vincent J. Hearing and Janusz Z. Beer

Mouse pigmentation mutants help identify a uveal melanoma oncogene
Nicholas K. Hayward

The expanding role and presence of neuromelanins in the human brain – why gray matter is gray
Slaheddine Marrakchi, Samir Bouassida, Taha J. Meziou, Hamida Turki and Abdelmajid Zahaf

Melanins seem to be everywhere in the body, but for what?
Shosuke Ito

Specific expression of Gsta4 in mouse cochlear melanocytes: a novel role for hearing and melanocyte differentiation
Shigeyuki Uehara, Yoshiko Izumi, Yuko Kubo, Chi Chiu Wang, Katsuhiko Mineta, Kazuho Ikeo, Takashi Gojobori, Masayoshi Tachibana, Toshihiko Kikuchi, Toshimitsu Kobayashi, Shigeki Shibahara, Choji Taya, Hiromichi Yonekawa, Toshihiko Shiroishi and Hiroaki Yamamoto

Retention of the cyanobacterial neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-l-alanine in melanin and neuromelanin-containing cells – a possible link between Parkinson-dementia complex and pigmentary retinopathy
Oskar Karlsson, Cecilia Berg, Eva B. Brittebo and Nils Gunnar Lindquist

Structural characterization of melanin from Black-bone silky fowl (Gallus gallus domesticus Brisson)
Yong-gang Tu, Ming-yong Xie, Ya-zhen Sun, Ying-gang Tian


Regulation of eumelanin/pheomelanin synthesis and visible pigmentation in melanocytes by ligands of the melanocortin 1 receptor
Elodie Le Pape, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Shosuke Ito, Rainer Wolber, Vincent J. Hearing

Pigmentation effects of solar-simulated radiation as compared with UVA and UVB radiation
Rainer Wolber, Kathrin Schlenz, Kazumasa Wakamatsu, Christoph Smuda, Yukiko Nakanishi, Vincent J. Hearing, Shosuke Ito

Characterization of melanin in human iridal and choroidal melanocytes from eyes with various colored irides
Wakamatsu, K; Hu, DN; McCormick, SA; Ito, S
Pages 97-105
February 2008


A three-dimensional model of mammalian tyrosinase active site accounting for loss of function mutations
Schweikardt, T; Olivares, C; Solano, F; Jaenicke, E; Garcia-Borron, JC; Decker, H
Pages 394-401
October 2007

High levels of melanin-related metabolites in plasma from pink-eyed dilution mice
Wakamatsu, K; Hirobe, T; Ito, S
Pages 222-224
June 2007

An easy-to-run method for routine analysis of eumelanin and pheomelanin in pigmented tissues
Panzella, L; Manini, P; Monfrecola, G; d'Ischia, M; Napolitano, A
Pages 128-133
April 2007

Quantification of Ca2+ binding to melanin supports the hypothesis that melanosomes serve a functional role in regulating calcium homeostasis
Bush, WD; Simon, JD
Pages 134-139
April 2007

Photobleaching of retinal pigment epithelium melanosomes reduces their ability to inhibit iron-induced peroxidation of lipids
Zadlo, A; Rozanowska, MB; Burke, JM; Sarna, TJ
Pages 52-60
February 2007

The differing embryonic origins of retinal and uveal (iris/ciliary body and choroid) melanosomes are mirrored by their phospholipid composition
Ward, WC; Simon, JD
Pages 61-69
February 2007


The physical and chemical properties of eumelanin
Meredith, P; Sarna, T
Pages 572-594
December 2006

Dopaquinone redox exchange with dihydroxyindole and dihydroxyindole carboxylic acid
Edge, R; d'Ischia, M; Land, EJ; Napolitano, A; Navaratnam, S; Panzella, L; Pezzella, A; Ramsden, CA; Riley, PA
Pages 443-450
October 2006

Oculocutaneous albinism type 4: six novel mutations in the membrane-associated transporter protein gene and their phenotypes
Inagaki, K; Suzuki, T; Ito, S; Suzuki, N; Adachi, K; Okuyama, T; Nakata, Y; Shimizu, H; Matsuura, H; Oono, T; Iwamatsu, H; Kono, M; Tomita, Y
Pages 451-453
October 2006

The slaty mutation affects the morphology and maturation of melanosomes in the mouse melanocytes
Hirobe, T; Abe, H
Pages 454-459
October 2006

Evaluation of melanin-related metabolites as markers of solar ultraviolet-B radiation
Wakamatsu, K; Ito, S
Pages 460-464
October 2006

Melanin structure and the potential functions of uveal melanosomes
Hong, L; Simon, JD; Sarna, T
Pages 465-466
October 2006

Melanin content and MC1R function independently affect UVR-induced DNA damage in cultured human melanocytes
Hauser, JE; Kadekaro, AL; Kavanagh, RJ; Wakamatsu, K; Terzieva, S; Schwemberger, S; Babcock, G; Rao, MB; Ito, S; Abdel-Malek, ZA
Pages 303-314
August 2006

Pigment pattern formation in the quail mutant of the silkworm, Bombyx mori: parallel increase of pteridine biosynthesis and pigmentation of melanin and ommochromes
Kato, T; Sawada, H; Yamamoto, T; Mase, K; Nakagoshi, M
Pages 337-345
August 2006

Sphingosylphosphorylcholine-induced ERK activation inhibits melanin synthesis in human melanocytes
Kim, DS; Park, SH; Kwon, SB; Park, ES; Huh, CH; Youn, SW; Park, KC
Pages 146-153
April 2006

Diversity of pigmentation in cultured human melanocytes is due to differences in the type as well as quantity of melanin
Wakamatsu, K; Kavanagh, R; Kadekaro, AL; Terzieva, S; Sturm, RA; Leachman, S; Abdel-Malek, Z; Ito, S
Pages 154-162
April 2006

Determination of eumelanin in human urine
Wakamatsu, K; Takasaki, A; Kagedal, B; Kageshita, T; Ito, S
Pages 163-169
April 2006

Mechanistic studies of melanogenesis: the influence of N-substitution on dopamine quinone cyclization
Borovansky, J; Edge, R; Land, EJ; Navaratnam, S; Pavel, S; Ramsden, CA; Riley, PA; Smit, NPM
Pages 170-178
April 2006

Tyrosinase maturation through the mammalian secretory pathway: bringing color to life
Wang, N; Hebert, DN
Pages 3-18
February 2006


Triazine-based tyrosinase inhibitors identified by chemical genetic screening
Li, NK; Leung, JK; Williams, D; Min, JK; Khersonsky, SM; Chang, YT; Orlow, SJ
Pages 447-453
December 2005

Melanin in human irides of different color and age of donors
Wielgus, AR; Sarna, T
Pages 454-464
December 2005

The histological analysis, colorimetric evaluation, and chemical quantification of melanin content in 'suntanned' fish
Adachi, K; Kato, K; Wakamatsu, K; Ito, S; Ishimaru, K; Hirata, T; Murata, O; Kumai, H
Pages 465-468
December 2005

An oxygen transporter hemocyanin can act on the late pathway of melanin synthesis
Adachi, K; Wakamatsu, K; Ito, S; Miyamoto, N; Kokubo, T; Nishioka, T; Hirata, T
Pages 214-219
June 2005

Eumelanin and pheomelanin concentrations in human epidermis before and after UVB irradiation
Hennessy, A; Oh, C; Diffey, B; Wakamatsu, K; Ito, S; Rees, J
Pages 220-223
June 2005

Degradation of tyrosinase induced by phenylthiourea occurs following Golgi maturation
Hall, AM; Orlow, SJ
Pages 122-129
April 2005

Isolation, purification and physicochemical characterization of water-soluble Bacillus thuringiensis melanin
Aghajanyan, AE; Hambardzumyan, AA; Hovsepyan, AS; Asaturian, RA; Vardanyan, AA; Saghiyan, AA
Pages 130-135
April 2005

Hemocyanin in the exoskeleton of crustaceans: enzymatic properties and immunolocalization
Adachi, K; Endo, H; Watanabe, T; Nishioka, T; Hirata, T
Pages 136-143
April 2005

A Tyrosinase missense mutation causes albinism in the Wistar rat
Blaszczyk, WM; Arning, L; Hoffmann, KP; Epplen, JT
Pages 144-145
April 2005

Metal-ion interactions and the structural organization of Sepia eumelanin
Liu, Y; Simon, JD
Pages 42-48
February 2005

High resolution magic angle spinning NMR spectroscopy used to investigate the ability of drugs to bind to synthetic melanin
Borel, M; Lafarge, D; Moreau, MF; Bayle, M; Audin, L; Moins, N; Madelmont, JC
Pages 49-54
April 2005


A Standardized Test for the Identification and Characterization of Melanins Using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy
Enochs, WS; Nilges, MJ; Swartz, HM
Pages 91-99
March 1993

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