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Melanins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melanins
Tree Number(s)
D12.125.072.050.875.379
D23.767.620
Unique ID
D008543
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008543
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Allomelanins
Melanin
Phaeomelanins
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QU 110
Public MeSH Note
78; was MELANIN 1963-77
Online Note
use MELANINS to search MELANIN 1966-77
History Note
78; was MELANIN 1963-77
Date Established
1978/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Melanins Preferred
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