melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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Synonyms for melanocyte-stimulating hormone

a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes

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Maurice Van Steensel of Maastricht (the Netherlands) University commented that a truly double-blind study is impossible with afamelanotide because the alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone analogue causes tanning.
Cutaneous immunomodulation and coordination of skin stress responses by alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone.
The study, titled, "Autocrine inhibitory influences of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in malignant pleural mesothelioma," showed that activation of express melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) by selective peptides or peptidomimetics might provide a novel strategy to reduce mesothelioma cell proliferation by taking advantage of an endogenous inhibitory circuit based on alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (alpha-MSH), and its receptor MC1R.
Zengen's peptides have broad applications as anti-inflammatory and anti-infective prescription pharmaceuticals and are based on the larger melanocortin peptide, alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (a-MSH).
has announced that its researchers have discovered that supplementation with alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (alpha-MSH), a naturally occurring molecule that modulates inflammatory and immune responses, may be beneficial in patients with brain injury.