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MetaCyc Compound: pheomelanin

Superclasses: melanin

Summary:
Pheomelanin is a common type of melanin pigment, which is found in hair and skin. Pheomelanin imparts a pink to red hue and, thus, is found in particularly large quantities in red hair. Pheomelanin is particularly concentrated in the lips, nipples, glans of the penis, and vagina.

Credits:
Created 23-Apr-2010 by Caspi R, SRI International


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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of MetaCyc: Caspi et al, Nucleic Acids Research 42:D459-D471 2014
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