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α-Melanotropin (human) Acetate

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CAT#
10-101-131
Synonyms/Alias
α-MSH; α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
CAS No.
581-05-5 (net)
Sequence
Ac-Ser-Tyr-Ser-Met-Glu-His-Phe-Arg-Trp-Gly-Lys-Pro-Val-NH2 acetate salt
M.W/Mr.
1664.91
Molecular Formula
C77H109N21O19S
Source
Synthetic
Long-term Storage Conditions
−20°C
Application
α-MSH is involved in the regulation of important physiological functions including food intake, energy homeostasis, modulation of immune responses and photoprotection.
Description
α-Melanotropin, also known as α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), is a 13-amino acid peptide originally characterized as a neuropeptide derived from the pituitary gland. It is synthesized from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) by the action of specific prohormone convertases.
Areas of Interest
Hormonal therapy
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