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Fig. 1: Melanin biosynthesis pathway. Melanin biosynthesis takes place in melanosomes in melanocytes. Pathway initiating with tyrosine and resulting in synthesis of eumelanin or pheomelanin polymers is depicted here. DOPA, dihydroxy-phenylalanine

Fig. 1: Melanin biosynthesis pathway. Melanin biosynthesis takes place
in melanosomes in melanocytes. Pathway initiating with tyrosine and
resulting in synthesis of eumelanin or pheomelanin polymers is depicted
here. DOPA, dihydroxy-phenylalanine