Pigmentation in alkaptonuria

Alkaptonuria is a rare disease that can lead to servere pigmentation of various body tissues, which is associated with tissue degradation. While visually striking, the chemical nature of the pigment is still not well-understood. By characterizing in vitro-generated pigment using a variety of chemical techniques, we aim to understand the nature of the pigmentation species and illuminate new clinical approaches to prevent or reverse its formation.


Dr Wing Ying Chow
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Warwick
Dr Brendan Norman
Institute of Life Course and Medical Sciences, University of Liverpool