Melanin is an important pigment present in skin, hair, the eye and the brain. Although the constituents of melanin are quite well-known, its detailed structure has so far eluded all types of spectroscopy. Here we use Thioflavin T (ThT) fluorescence to provide evidence for a sheet like structure and reveal for the first time eumelanin’s synthesis kinetics. Using the dye Congo Red, we support the kinetics seen with ThT.
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 2011|
|Event||MAF 11 - |
Duration: 6 Sep 2009 → 9 Sep 2009
|Period||6/09/09 → 9/09/09|
- thioflavin T
- Congo Red