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Hey we need melanin so we will be at least tannish
by aguynamedandy October 10, 2005

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Melanin is Ubiquitous in every entity on Planet Earth that has hue/color. Melanin is the root of what gives color to skin, hair, eyes, plants, oil, animals, volcano's everything imaginable that is creative and colorful. Melanin is 100% activated through sun contact with Black/Indigenous Peoples and 50 to 100% with those Hispanic and all other people of color including "dark skinned" whites; Spaniards, Italians.
"I have brown skin, brown hair, brown eyes. This is because of Melanin". "It is ranges between brown and black; it has Melanin". "Usually people with Melanin have better eye sight, natural muscle physique, and better, youthful and beautifully elastic skin".
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the main causer of steryotype, racism, hatred, and discrimination. Though we was all made equal in the sight of God. God is our father, and we are his kids, and we are all brothers and sisters, we all equal, period.
ex. (white moron suburban fucker to child) stay away from those black people they tend to be dangerous
ex. (black dude) white people cant be gangstas
ex. (white dude) black people are dangerous
ex. "It aint about black or white cause we human" 2pac
ex. I dont get racism against either side, white folk just got less melanin and black folk got more, theyre are lighter skinned blacks, and darker skinned whites, and no one can choose what race their born into
by TheDogIsOut March 27, 2008

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Melanin: The pigment that gives human skin, hair, and eyes their color. Dark-skinned people have more melanin in their skin than light-skinned people have. Melanin is produced by cells called melanocytes. It provides some protection again skin damage from the sun, and the melanocytes increase their production of melanin in response to sun exposure. Freckles, which occur in people of all races, are small, concentrated areas of increased melanin production.

Melanin Has become a proud statement in the back community as we are now more than ever embracing our culture , colour and hair .
Dark Skins , all Skins are Winning .......
"Damm Her Melanin Pops extremely"
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Melanin is a name for the aromatic biopolymer and organic semiconductor responsible for human eye and skin color. The same chemical is also found in the feathers of birds, the scales of fish, the fur of animals and the chitin of insects. Melanin has been found intact in fossils. Microorganisms also contain melanin.

Melanin is in the ink of cephalopods. Sepia is the Greek word for the black matter emitted by sepia officinalis, the common cuttlefish. Melanin extracted from that ink is currently worth over $350 a gram more than gold.

There are three melanins. Pheomelanin is red and yellow. Eumelanin is brown and black. In plants allomelanin is also brown and black. Though some refer to a "neuromelanin," it is actually eumelanin which performs a neurological function.

Melanogenesis, the name for the chemical metabolism that gives rise to melanin, is not a single universal process. Pheomelanin and eumelanin follow a similar pathway until the L-dopaquinone phase of their formation. At that stage adding L-cysteine will produce pheomelanin; the absence of L-cysteine results in eumelanin.

Skin cancer rates and deaths from melanoma are highest in people with the least amount of skin melanin. The opposite is true for people with the highest amount of skin melanin.

Like all polyacetylenes, melanin has high electrical conductivity. Melanin was first proven to be a semiconductor in 1973 when, by Dr. John Mcginness and Dr. Peter Proctor to manufacture a melanin bi-stable switch.
I had no idea there was such a thing as fossil melanin.

You can't see or hear without melanin.
Melanin protects our DNA from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.
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