Indian-origin researcher detects 135 new melanin genes responsible for pigmentation
Source: Hindustan Times, August 2023
Bajpai developed a novel method to detect and quantify the melanin-producing activity of melanocytes.
A new study by an Indian-origin researcher has identified 135 new genes associated with pigmentation, which when targeted could help in developing melanin-modifying drugs for vitiligo and other pigmentation diseases.
The skin, hair and eye colour of humans is determined by the light-absorbing pigment known as melanin.