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The eumelanin and pheomelanin contents in dorsal hairs of female recessive yellow mice are greater than in male.

Authors
  • Hirobe, Tomohisa
  • Wakamatsu, Kazumasa
  • Ito, Shosuke
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Dermatological Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
45
Issue
1
Pages
55–62
Identifiers
PMID: 17123789
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Mc1r(e) gene stimulates pheomelanin synthesis in the epidermis, dermis and hair follicles. In addition, eumelanin and pheomelanin contents in Mc1r(e)/Mc1r(e) hairs may be influenced by the sex difference.

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