From genesis to gene sequencing:historical progress in the understanding of skin color

Millington, George W M and Levell, Nick J (2007) From genesis to gene sequencing:historical progress in the understanding of skin color. International Journal of Dermatology, 46 (1). pp. 103-105. ISSN 0011-9059

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Abstract

Since at least biblical times, humans have pondered on why there might be variation in skin color and what might constitute the nature of that difference. In this article, two historical trails are followed, one beginning with the Ancient Greeks, the other with the Ancient Chinese. These two paths converge to provide us with some historical evidence to back recent scientific discoveries in the dynamic regulation of skin pigmentation, focusing on melanocyte-stimulating hormone and its natural antagonist agouti-signaling protein.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2017 02:18
Last Modified: 10 May 2020 23:49
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/62465
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-4632.2006.03068.x

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