The possible role of melatonin in melanogenesis was investigated by performing reactions of melatonin with peroxidase + H2O2 orH2O2 only, in the presence or absence of UV irradiation. Samples of the reaction mixtures were drawn at different times (from 15 to 480 min), the enzyme (when present) was removed by ultrafiltration and the samples so obtained were analyzed by MALDI/MS. The results show that melatonin undergoes oligomerization reaction with peroxidase + H2O2, leading to heptameric species. For high reaction times the MALDI/MS data do not show the formation of larger oligomers, but UV–vis spectroscopy indicates that the oligomerization processes proceed. The failure of MALDI-TOF in the identification of larger oligomers was related to the chemical–physical and morphological behavior of melanins
An investigation on the possible role of melatonin in melanogenesis / A. Rizzi, S. Comai, A. Bertazzo, C.V.L. Costa, G. Allegri, P. Traldi. - In: JOURNAL OF MASS SPECTROMETRY. - ISSN 1076-5174. - 41:4(2006), pp. 517-526.
|Titolo:||An investigation on the possible role of melatonin in melanogenesis|
|Parole Chiave:||MALDI; Melanins; Melanogenesis; Melatonin|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jms.1010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|