ACTH (1-39)

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Description: Potent endogenous MC2 agonist
Alternative Names: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (1-39)
Purity: ≥95% (HPLC)
Citations (4)
Literature (1)

Biological Activity for ACTH (1-39)

ACTH (1-39) is a potent endogenous melanocortin receptor 2 (MC2) agonist (EC50 = 57 pM). Component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis that stimulates glucocorticoid production and release from the adrenal cortex. Induces insulin resistance, promotes a proinflammatory profile and stimulates UCP-1 in adipocytes in vitro.

Technical Data for ACTH (1-39)

M. Wt 4541.1
Formula C207H308N56O58S
Storage Store at -20°C
Purity ≥95% (HPLC)
CAS Number 12279-41-3
PubChem ID 90488852
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Solubility Data for ACTH (1-39)

Solubility Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water

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References for ACTH (1-39)

References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.

Kapas et al (1996) Agonist and receptor binding properties of adrenocorticotropin peptides using the cloned mouse adrenocorticotropin receptor expressed in a stably transfected HeLa cell line. Endocrinology 137 3291 PMID: 8754753

Iwen et al (2008) Melanocortin crosstalk with adipose functions: ACTH directly induces Ins resistance, promotes a pro-inflammatory adipokine profile and stimulates UCP-1 in adipocytes. J.Endocrinol. 196 465 PMID: 18310442

Bertolini et al (2009) Brain effects of melanocortins. Pharmacol.Res. 59 13 PMID: 18996199

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4 Citations for ACTH (1-39)

Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for ACTH (1-39) include:

Nepomuceno et al (2018) Re-evaluation of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone and Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Activation of GPR139 in Vitro. Front Pharmacol 9 157 PMID: 29599718

Ewa et al (2021) Novel bifunctional hybrid compounds designed to enhance the effects of opioids and antagonize the pronociceptive effects of nonopioid peptides as potent analgesics in a rat model of neuropathic pain. Pain 162 432-445 PMID: 32826750

Martineau et al (2014) The atherogenic Scarb1 null mouse model shows a high bone mass phenotype. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 306 E48 PMID: 24253048

Nøhr et al (2017) The orphan G protein-coupled receptor GPR139 is activated by the peptides: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), α-, and β-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH, and β-MSH), and the conserved core motif HFRW. Neurochem Int 102 105 PMID: 27916541

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