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neuromelanin

Neuromelanin (NM) is a dark pigment found in the brain which is structurally related to melanin. It is a polymer of 5,6-dihydroxyindole monomers.

Neuromelanin is expressed in large quantities in catecholaminergic cells of the substantia nigra pars compacta and locus coeruleus, giving dark color to the structures.

neuromelanin.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/13 08:24 by administrador