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The products obtained exhibited appreciable antioxidant activity. The compounds were characterized by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry LC-MS , elemental analysis and infrared spectroscopy. The pKa values of the groups present in each melanin suspension were determined in aqueous solution by potentiometric and spectrophotometric titration. Key words: synthetic melanins; amino acid modification; antioxidant activity Introduction Melanin is a natural pigment produced through the oligomerization of 5,6-dihydroxyindole DHI and 5,6-dihydroxyindolecarboxylic acid DHICA catalyzed by tyrosinase. It contains between 3 to 9 monomer units. In the literature, two major types of melanin pigments are described: eumelanin and pheomelanin, which exhibit dark and brown colors, respectively. Besides their biological functions, melanins have a wide range of applications, including technological, dermatological, medicinal and pharmacological, and they are also being used in food products.
We analysed the expression of a melanin-based signal: the well-known black stripe of the great tit Parus major. Great tit nestlings were injected with a specific inhibitor of glutathione production DL-buthionine-S,R-sulfoximine; BSO throughout their development. BSO effectively decreased intracellular glutathione levels without apparent side effects on growth or body condition.
Moreover, treated nestlings also compensated the decrease in glutathione levels by increasing the levels of circulating antioxidants. Results indicate that melanin-based signals can be at least partially permeable to environmental influences such as those associated to oxidative stress. They also reveal a potential handicap associated to the expression of this kind of signals.
Finally, although other contributing factors could have been present, our findings emphasize the role of oxidative stress in shaping the evolution of animal signals in general and, in particular, those produced by pigments. Introduction The evolution of signals used in animal communication is often explained by the honesty in the information content of these traits . In this way, honesty has become to be one of the main issues in signaling theory. This ensures that the investment in producing the signal is acceptable to an honest signaler but prohibitive to a cheater.
However, the nature of the cost of handicap signals is still under debate. Among potential costs associated to signaling, the allocation of limited resources in the construction of the signaling trait has been often suggested, especially in order to explain the evolution of colorful signals.
These particular traits are mainly produced by two different pigment families: carotenoids yellow-red traits and melanins mostly brown-black traits e.
We know that carotenoids are scarce in the environment and exclusively obtained from diet . They have also immuno-stimulant and antioxidant properties . Meanwhile, the costs derived from the production of melanin-dependent traits are less evident  , . Melanins are de novo synthesized by the organism from phenylalanine and tyrosine amino acids . Thus, we could assume that melanins would be not a limited resource for trait building such as carotenoids.
Furthermore, it has been argued that the expression of carotenoid-dependent traits is very sensitive to environmental factors, whereas melanin-based traits are strictly controlled by genes e.
However, several experiments have demonstrated that adverse rearing conditions, parasite infections and diet quality influence the expression of different melanin-based signals  , . Therefore, they could express a certain phenotypic plasticity  , .
Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the cost of melanin-based signals. Some of them suggest that melanin-based ornaments are signals of foraging skills such as firstly suggested for carotenoid-dependent traits.
Experiments with captive birds indicate that the availability of calcium  ; see also  , phenylalanine and tyrosine  could be limiting for the production of melanins see also . Successfully reported this slideshow.
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