MetaCyc Compound: pheomelanin

Superclasses: melanin

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.

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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