Journal of Proteomics & EnzymologyISSN: 2470-1289

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Editorial, J Biocatal Biotransformation Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Tyrosinase and Tyrosinase Inhibitors

Tsong-Min Chang*
Department of Applied Cosmetology & Master Program of Cosmetic Science, Hung Kuang University, Taiwan
Corresponding author : Tsong-Min Chang
Department of Applied Cosmetology and Master Program of Cosmetic Science, Hung Kuang University, No. 34, Chung-Chie Rd., Shalu, Taichung City, 43302 Taiwan
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Received: August 21, 2012 Accepted: August 28, 2012 Published: September 03, 2012
Citation: Chang TM, (2012) Tyrosinase and Tyrosinase Inhibitors. J Biocatal Biotransformation 1:2. doi:10.4172/2324-9099.1000e106

Abstract

Tyrosinase and Tyrosinase Inhibitors

Melanin is responsible for skin color and plays an important role in protection of the skin against UV light induced damage. During the melanin biosynthesis pathway, tyrosinase (EC 1.14.18.1) is the rate-limiting enzyme that hydroxylates L-tyrosine to L-3,4- dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), and L-DOPA is further oxidized to the corresponding o-dopaquinone.

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