Research group lead by Prof. Okamoto finds diverse effects of MC1R variants as riskfactors of melanoma between women and men

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MC1R variants are established risk factors of melanoma. These genetic variants lead to the production of the less protective pheomelanin in melanocytes of the skin, thereby leading to rather fair skin and often to red hair. Now, Prof. Okamoto and his team find out that risk is different between females and males.

MC1R variants increase risk in females much more than in males

Not everyone who harbors these so called „red hair variants“ carries actually red hair (see also news from 12.8.2016 and 14.9.2016). Therefore, risk is independent of the actual hair color. This work was published in the number one scientific journal in the field of dermatology JAMA dermatology (impact factor=8.107):

You can read the complete article here:

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/2683528

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29898205

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Dr. Okamoto ist Hautarzt in Wien und studierte Humanmedizin an der Medizinischen Universität Wien. Seit 2007 ist Prof. Okamoto als klinischer Oberarzt an der allgemeinen Abteilung für Dermatologie an der Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie in Wien tätig. Die Privatordination von Hautarzt Dr. Okamoto wurde erstmals in Oktober 2008 in der Privatklinik Josefstadt-Confraternität eröffnet. Er ist zusätzlich Belegarzt an der Privatklinik Rudolfinerhaus, an der Wiener Privatklinik und der Privatklinik Josefstadt-Confraternität. Ichiro Okamoto auf Google+ »