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Melanin is a pigment produced by melanocytes found in the epidermis. Melanin is responsible for giving skin its natural colour, and prevents damage due to ultraviolet radiation.[1]

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  1. Moreli Joseph G (2011) Morphology of the Skin Kliegman: Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th ed.