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Abstract

Melanogenesis in begins with the oxidation of dihydroxyphenylalanine by the enzyme phenol oxidase. The succeeding steps are very rapid. Two intermediates, dopachrome and 5,6-dihydroxyindole, have been isolated and characterized by high performance liquid chromatography. A pathway of melanin formation in is proposed, based on the presence of these intermediates.

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