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Keyword - Melanin biosynthesis (KW-0470)


Protein involved in the synthesis of melanin. Melanins are brown or black pigments found in skin, hair, feathers, etc. They are irregular polymeric structures produced from tyrosine. Melanins can be divided into 3 groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom, and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom.


  • Melanin anabolism
  • Melanin biosynthetic process
  • Melanin formation
  • Melanin synthesis


Biological process

Gene Ontology


melanin biosynthetic process [ GO:0042438 ]


Melanin biosynthesisBiological process
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