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Q: What is the protective function of melanin?
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What is the protective pigment or coloring in your skin called?

Just took this test. Melanin

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Melanin, why ? Because melanin acts as a protective biological shield against ultraviolet radiation.

Does melanin make the skin tougher?

Yes, melanin does make the skin tougher. One of the function of the melanin is to give the skin color. The levels of melanin depends with the amount of the sunlight exposure.

Does melanin function as a kind of sweat gland?

Melanin is not a sweat gland. Is is the chemical that provides skin color.

What is the main function of melanocytes?

Production and release of melanin pigment

What is the protective function of cilia?

The protective function of cilia is to work to move organisms throughout the cell.

Where is melanin located?

Melanin is located in your basal cells of the epidermis. Melanin is found in other body locations as well, such as the iris, inner ear, and adrenal gland. Melanin is found in the skin and is a pigment produced by melanocytes. The function of melanin is how light or dark skinned a person is.

What is the black protective pigment called in skin?

Melanin, it absorbs sunlight and stops your skin taking damage :)

What is the function of melanin in your skin?

The general function of melanin in our skin is to protect and secure skin and skin cells from harmful ultraviolet rays and rays coming from sun. It contains infinite cells known as melanocytes which increase their production of melanin in response to sun exposure.

What is the function melanin?

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