Melanins and melanogenesis: methods, standards, protocols

d'Ischia, Marco, Wakamatsu, Kazumasa, Napolitano, Alessandra, Briganti, Stefania, Garcia-Borron, Jose-Carlos, Kovacs, Daniela, Meredith, Paul, Pezzella, Alessandro, Picardo, Mauro, Sarna, Tadeusz, Simon, John D. and Ito, Shosuke (2013) Melanins and melanogenesis: methods, standards, protocols. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research, 26 5: 616-633. doi:10.1111/pcmr.12121

Author d'Ischia, Marco
Wakamatsu, Kazumasa
Napolitano, Alessandra
Briganti, Stefania
Garcia-Borron, Jose-Carlos
Kovacs, Daniela
Meredith, Paul
Pezzella, Alessandro
Picardo, Mauro
Sarna, Tadeusz
Simon, John D.
Ito, Shosuke
Title Melanins and melanogenesis: methods, standards, protocols
Journal name Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1755-1471
Publication date 2013-09-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/pcmr.12121
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 5
Start page 616
End page 633
Total pages 18
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Despite considerable advances in the past decade, melanin research still suffers from the lack of universally accepted and shared nomenclature, methodologies, and structural models. This paper stems from the joint efforts of chemists, biochemists, physicists, biologists, and physicians with recognized and consolidated expertise in the field of melanins and melanogenesis, who critically reviewed and experimentally revisited methods, standards, and protocols to provide for the first time a consensus set of recommended procedures to be adopted and shared by researchers involved in pigment cell research. The aim of the paper was to define an unprecedented frame of reference built on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art methodology, to enable reliable comparison of results among laboratories and new progress in the field based on standardized methods and shared information.
Keyword Melanin analysis
Melanin synthesis
Melanin isolation
Melanin spectral characterization
Melanogenesis enzymes
Method standardization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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