Cat. No. 2566
Alternative Name: MT-II
Biological ActivityHigh affinity melanocortin receptor agonist (Ki values are 0.67, 6.6, 34 and 46 nM for MC1, MC4, MC3 and MC5 receptors respectively). Stimulates erectile activity, inhibits food intake and displays neuroprotective properties in vivo.
(Modifications: X = Nle & N-terminal Ac, Asp-2 = beta-Asp, Phe-4 = D-Phe, Lys-7 = epsilon-Lys, Cyclized = Asp-2 - Lys-7, C-terminal amide)
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Ter Laak et al (2003) The potent melanocortin receptor agonist melanotan-II promotes peripheral nerve regeneration and has neuroprotective properties in the rat. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 462 179. PMID: 12591111.
Martin et al (2002) Activation of melanocortin MC4 receptors increases erectile activity in rats ex copula. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 454 71. PMID: 12409007.
Wikber (1999) Melanocortin receptors: perspectives for novel drugs. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 375 395.
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