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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The binding of melanocyte-stimulating hormone to the melanocortin 1 receptor sets in motion melanogenesis by activating tyrosinase in melanocytes.
The report provides comprehensive information on the Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone Receptor (Melanocortin Receptor 1 or MC1-R or MC1R or MSHR), targeted therapeutics, complete with analysis by indications, stage of development, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
The gel contains melanocyte-stimulating hormone, or MSH.
The biological and physical effects of the administration of large amounts of melanocyte-stimulating hormone to increase melanin production could potentially be very harmful.
The increased production of ACTH induces melanocyte-stimulating hormone, which results in diffuse pigmentation of the skin and oral mucosa.
Targeted photo-thermal ablation of murine melanomas with melanocyte-stimulating hormone analog-conjugated hollow gold nanospheres.
With respect to skin, there are sections on hairiness and hypertrichosis, baldness and testosterone, piebaldism, albinism, skin colour, red hair (and the polymorphisms of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor, MC1R, which cause red hair), and finally supernumerary breasts.
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).
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