By Giuseppe Prota
"This quantity covers all facets of melanin pigmentation, offering a concise, entire photo of latest wisdom received on the frontiers of study. It attracts seriously at the author's 30-year task within the box and his carrying on with paintings with experts of extensively diversified disciplines. The middle of the amount offers with the constitution, physicochemical houses, and biosynthesis of the key sessions of melanin pigments, together with neuromelanins. extra discussions contain the biology of many of the kinds of pigment-producing cells, the constitution and mode of motion of tyrosinase, and the chemistry of urinary melanogens and their biomedical functions as metabolic markers of melanocyte job, specifically for the follow-up of malignant cancer. ultimately, the quantity considers development within the photobiology and photochemistry of melanins, with detailed emphasis at the debatable position of those pigments in dermis photoprotection. Melanins and Melanogenesis is preferrred as a easy advisor for novices, and a convenient resource of particular details for practitioners in educational, clinical, and business settings."--publisher description (LoC) Read more...