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Melanin: Biosynthesis, Functions and Health Effects
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Editors: Xiao-Peng Ma and Xiao-Xiao Sun
Book Description:
Human melanin is synthesized in melanosomes located in melanocytes of the skin, hair, eyes, and leptomeninges. Melanin not only determines skin color, but also protects the skin from UV damage by absorbing UV light. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biosynthesis, functions and health effects of melanin. Topics include melanogenesis and natural hypopigmentation agents; fungal melanins; the coat color genes that regulate eumelanin and pheomelanin synthesis in melanocytes; the role of melanin production in gaeumannomyces graminis infection of cereal plants and the occurrence and function of melanic pigmentation in ectothermic vertebrates. (Imprint: Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - Melanogenesis and Natural Hypopigmentation Agents (pp.1-76)
Authors / Editors: (H.M. Chiang, H.W. Chen, Y.H. Huang, S.Y. Chan, C.C. Chen, W.C. Wu, K.C. Wen, Department of Cosmeceutics, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 2 - Fungal Melanins: Biosynthesis and Biological Functions (pp.77-108)
Authors / Editors: (Rodrigo Almeida-Paes, Joshua Daniel Nosanchuk, Rosely Maria Zancope-Oliveira, Laboratorio de Micologia, Instituto de Pesquisa Clínica Evandro Chagas, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3 - The Coat Color Genes Regulate Eumelanin and Pheomelanin Synthesis in Melanocytes (pp.109-138)
Authors / Editors: (Tomohisa Hirobe, Radiation Risk Reduction Research Program, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Anagawa, Inage-ku, Chiba, Chiba, Japan)

Chapter 4 - The Role of Melanin Production in Gaeumannomyces graminis Infection of Cereal Plants (pp.139-166)
Authors / Editors: (Hanafy Fouly, Shelby Henning, Osman Radwan, Henry Wilkinson, Bruce Martin, Department of Entomology, Soil and Plant Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, and others)

Chapter 5 - Skin Anatomy and Physiology Research Developments in Melanocytes (pp.167-190)
Authors / Editors: (Naoki Oiso, Akira Kawada, Department of Dermatology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, Japan)

Chapter 6 - Optical Spectroscopy and Structural Properties of Synthetic and Natural Eumelanin (pp.191-212)
Authors / Editors: (Giuseppe Perna, Vito Capozzi, Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Università degli Studi di Foggia, Foggia, Italy)

Chapter 7 - Melanic Pigmentation in Ectothermic Vertebrates: Occurrence and Function (pp.213-226)
Authors / Editors: (Classius de Oliveira, Lilian Franco-Belussi, São Paulo State University – UNESP, IBILCE – São José do Rio Preto, Department of Biology, São José do Rio Preto, SP, Brazil, and others)
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Chapter 8 - Fairness in a Natural Way: Novel Polyherbal Ingredients Inhibiting Melanin Synthesis and Transfer (pp.227-242)
Authors / Editors: (S. Gokulshankar, M.S. Ranjith, Babu, M.A. Deepa, B.K. Mohanty, G. Prabhakaran, Faculty of Medicine, AIMST University, Semeling, Malaysia, and others)

      Dermatology - Laboratory and Clinical Research
      Cell Biology Research Progress
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2012 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7x10 (NBC - R) 255pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-991-7
   Status: AV
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