Stimulation of Melanogenesis by the Citrus Flavonoid Naringenin in Mouse B16 Melanoma Cells
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Naringenin is a naturally occurring citrus flavanone. In this study, we examined the effect of naringenin on melanogenesis in mouse B16 melanoma cells. Melanin contents and tyrosinase activities were strongly increased by naringenin. Naringenin was found to cause marked increases in the expression levels of melanogenic enzymes.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(6), 1499-1501, 2006-06-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry