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Descriptor English: Melanins
Descriptor Spanish: Melaninas
Descriptor Portuguese: Melaninas
Descriptor French: Mélanines
Entry term(s): Allomelanins
Melanin
Phaeomelanins
Tree number(s): D12.125.072.050.875.379
D23.767.620
RDF Unique Identifier: https://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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Public MeSH Note: 78; was MELANIN 1963-77
Online Note: use MELANINS to search MELANIN 1966-77
History Note: 78; was MELANIN 1963-77
DeCS ID: 8712
Unique ID: D008543
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2005/06/30
Melanins - Preferred
Concept UI M0013307
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.
Preferred term Melanins
Entry term(s) Melanin
Phaeomelanins - Narrower
Concept UI M0472974
Scope note Melanins of the animal kingdom.
Preferred term Phaeomelanins
Allomelanins - Narrower
Concept UI M0472973
Scope note Melanins of the plant kingdom.
Preferred term Allomelanins



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