Girl with red hair

Feb 29, 2016

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girl with red hair

Red hair is due to the predominance of pheomelanin (red or yellow) over eumelanin (brown or black). The control of which melanin is produced (or at least the relative amounts of the two melanin types) is largely determined by the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R).

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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