Melanin is the pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. Melanin protects the skin from UV ray damage.Human skin is repeatedly exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that influences the function and survival of many cell types and is regarded as the main causative factor in the induction of skin cancer. It has been traditionally believed that skin pigmentation is the most important photoprotective factor, since melanin, besides functioning as a broadband UV absorbent, has antioxidant and radical scavenging properties.
Related Journals of Melanin
Journal of Cosmetology & Trichology, Journal of Dermatitis, Journal of Melanoma and Skin Diseases, Journal of Hair : Therapy & Transplantation, Melanin - ScienceDirect,The American Journal of Medicine, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, BioOne, Behavioural Ecology.