melanin metabolic process Gene Set

Dataset GO Biological Process Annotations
Category structural or functional annotations
Type biological process
Description The chemical reactions and pathways involving melanins, pigments largely of animal origin. High molecular weight polymers of indole quinone, they are irregular polymeric structures and are divided into three groups: allomelanins in the plant kingdom and eumelanins and phaeomelanins in the animal kingdom. (Gene Ontology, GO_0006582)
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14 genes participating in the melanin metabolic process biological process from the curated GO Biological Process Annotations dataset.

Symbol Name
ASIP agouti signaling protein
BCL2 B-cell CLL/lymphoma 2
CITED1 Cbp/p300-interacting transactivator, with Glu/Asp-rich carboxy-terminal domain, 1
CTNS cystinosin, lysosomal cystine transporter
DCT dopachrome tautomerase
DDT D-dopachrome tautomerase
MC1R melanocortin 1 receptor (alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone receptor)
MYO5A myosin VA (heavy chain 12, myoxin)
OCA2 oculocutaneous albinism II
PMEL premelanosome protein
SLC45A2 solute carrier family 45, member 2
TRPC1 transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily C, member 1
TYR tyrosinase
TYRP1 tyrosinase-related protein 1