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Melanins

"Melanins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Melanins" by people in this website by year, and whether "Melanins" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 12 publications over 9 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2005
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