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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.

Year introduced: 1978

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Tree Number(s): D12., D23.767.620

MeSH Unique ID: D008543

Entry Terms:

  • Melanin
  • Phaeomelanins
  • Allomelanins

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