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Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by VeritasAequitas
Oh no, you got Hermes staff in your icon. Decendant of Loki the trickster Just kidding. I don't seem to have a family crest but I have the day after Christmas named after my family name.
The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), also known as melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor (MSHR), melanin-activating peptide receptor, or melanotropin receptor, is a G protein-coupled receptor which binds to a class of pituitary peptide hormones known as the melanocortins, of which include adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and the different forms of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH). MC1R is one of the key proteins involved in regulating mammalian skin and hair color. It is located on the plasma membrane of specialized cells known as melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin through a process referred to as melanogenesis. It works by controlling the type of melanin being produced and its activation causes the melanocyte to switch from generating the yellow or red phaeomelanin by default to the brown or black eumelanin in replacement.
Originally posted by VeritasAequitas
reply to post by Blarneystoner
Pineal gland secretes melatonin which activates the pituitary gland to release MSH (melanocyte stimulating hormone) it is in the melanocytes that melanin is produced.
So in a way the Melatonin being secreted by the Pineal gland does in fact cause Melanin to be made.
Originally posted by biggmoneyme
there is a connection between melanin and spiritual advancement....
I have no idea as far as blood type which I have been interested in discovering for quite some time....I have made several inquests when giving blood to be notified of my blood type and they have failed to do so every time. I myself feel as if my blood type means something to my quest, but finding it out has been a struggle in itself.