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Re: UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

it is based on the intensity of vu rays as the pigment melanin is purely designed for protection from uv rays is is deffinetey effected by the intensity of the light

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by rat554
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)
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UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

Does UV level increase the rate of pigmentation in skin? ( Stimulation of melanocytes...) Or if the UV level is high enough, ie 4 and above, is pigmentation purely based on time exposure to sunlight if the UV level is 10+. And would this be the same for pigment ...

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by John3373
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)
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Re: two different color eyes

... the larger pigment melanin) in the iris stroma and the iris pigment (epithelium) , and the cellular density of your iris stroma. "Lost" melanocytes are the cause of heterochromia iridium (having two different coloured eyes) , but it is also due to hereditary genetics, genetic mosaicism, ...

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by Melanin93
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
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Views: 298500

Two different colored eyes

The condition is called Heterochromia, it is caused by damaged melanocytes or genetic conditions such as chimerism or mosaicism. Its pretty cool I think, if you want more info visit:

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by chemscience
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Two different colored eyes
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Views: 1709

melonin question

yes, it should be melanin, not melonin. melanin is a pigment produced by a group of cells known as melanocytes. melanin protect us against harmful uv rays by absorbing them. the more uv rays we r exposed to, the more it has to absorb and the darker our skin will be. however, ...

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by wheel
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: melonin question
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