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Skin ‘Sees’ UV Light, Produces Melanin

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 9, 2011 — A light-sensitive receptor (rhodopsis) previously thought to exist only in the eye has been found in human skin cells, detecting certain wavelengths of ultraviolet light to protect DNA from damage. Skin cells, called malanocyte, send out calcium ion signals to produce the pigment melanin....Read full article

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