4. Biosynthesis of Melanins

  1. Prof. Jan Borovanský2 and
  2. Prof. Patrick A. Riley3,4
  1. José Carlos García-Borrón and
  2. M. Concepción Olivares Sánchez

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527636150.ch4

Melanins and Melanosomes: Biosynthesis, Biogenesis, Physiological, and Pathological Functions

Melanins and Melanosomes: Biosynthesis, Biogenesis, Physiological, and Pathological Functions

How to Cite

García-Borrón, J. C. and Olivares Sánchez, M. C. (2011) Biosynthesis of Melanins, in Melanins and Melanosomes: Biosynthesis, Biogenesis, Physiological, and Pathological Functions (eds J. Borovanský and P. A. Riley), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527636150.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Charles University, First Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry and Experimental Oncology, U Nemocnice 5, 128 53 Prague 2, Czech Republic

  2. 3

    Em. Prof. of Cell Pathology, University College London, Grange Avenue, London N20 8AB, United Kingdom

  3. 4

    Totteridge Institute for Advanced Studies, The Grange, Grange Avenue, London N20 8AB, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Murcia, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Campus de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527328925

Online ISBN: 9783527636150

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Keywords:

  • melanogenesis;
  • Raper–Mason pathway;
  • tyrosinase;
  • tyrosinase-related protein;
  • dopachrome tautomerase;
  • eumelanogenesis;
  • pheomelanogenesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Raper–Mason Pathway

  • Structural and Functional Properties of the Melanogenic Enzymes

  • Regulation of the Melanogenic Pathway

  • Conclusions and Perspectives

  • Acknowledgments

  • References