Cat. No. 2584

a-MSH Ac-Ser-Tyr-Ser-Met-Glu-His-Phe-Arg-Trp-Gly-Lys-Pro-Val-NH2

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Alternative Names: α-Melanotropin, α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

Biological Activity

Endogenous melanocortin receptor agonist (Ki values are 0.12, 31, 660 and 5700 nM for MC1, MC3, MC4 and MC5 receptors respectively). Anti-inflammatory peptide; antagonizes proinflammatory mediators, including TNF-α, IL-6 and NO and induces anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. Inhibits food intake and induces penile erections following i.c.v. administration.

Technical Data


(Modifications: Ser-1 = N-terminal Ac, Val-13 = C-terminal amide)

Soluble to 0.60 mg/ml in water
Desiccate at -20°C

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Yamaoka-Tojo et al (2006) Central neurotranspeptide, alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is upregulated in patients with congestive heart failure. Intern.Med. 45 429. PMID: 16679696.

Mizusawa et al (2002) Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone and oxytocin induced penile erections, and intracavernous pressure increases in the rat. J.Urol. 167 757. PMID: 11792967.

Wikber (1999) Melanocortin receptors: perspectives for novel drugs. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 375 295. PMID: 10443584.

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