Cat. No. 5954
Biological ActivityPotent human MC1 receptor antagonist (IC50 = 17 nM). Also partial agonist at human MC3 and MC5 receptors (EC50 values are 59 and 1300 nM, respectively). Exhibits binding affinity for A375 melanoma cells in vitro. Reverses morphine-induced hyperalgesia in female mice, with no effect in male mice. γMSH analog.
(Modifications: X = Butanoic acid, Gly-11 = C-terminal amide, Phe-4 = D-Phe, Trp-6 = D-Trp, carba sulfide bridge between X-1 - Cys-7)
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References are publications that support the products' biological activity.
Arout et al (2015) Spinal and supraspinal N-methyl-D-aspartate and melanocortin-1 receptors contribute to a qualitative sex difference in morphine-induced hyperalgesia. Physiol.Behav. 147 364. PMID: 25982086 .
Cai et al (2013) An unusual conformation of γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormone analogues leads to a selective human melanocortin 1 receptor antagonist for targeting melanoma cells. Biochemistry 52 752. PMID: 23276279.
Juni et al (2010) Sex-specific mediation of opioid-induced hyperalgesia by the melanocortin-1 receptor. Anesthesiology 112 181. PMID: 19996949.
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