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Antagonist at the ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1a) (IC50 = 0.9 μM). Also weakly binds to melanocortin receptors (Ki = 26-120 μM). Centrally active in vivo.
(Modifications: Trp-2 = D-Trp, Lys-3 = D-Lys, Phe-5 = D-Phe, Lys-6 = C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Desiccate at -20°C|
The technical data provided above is for guidance only. For batch specific data refer to the Certificate of Analysis.
Tocris products are intended for laboratory research use only, unless stated otherwise.
|Solubility||Soluble to 0.50 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Pinilla et al (2003) Role of ghrelin in the control of GH secretion in prepubertal rats: interactions with excitatory amino acids. Neuroendocrinology 77 83 PMID: 12624529
Schioth et al (1997) Characterization of the binding of MSH-B, HP-228, GHRP-6 and 153N-6 to the human melanocortin receptor subtypes. Neuropeptides 31 565 PMID: 9574823
Traebert et al (2002) Ghrelin acts on leptin-responsive neurones in the rat arcuate nucleus. J.Neuroendocrinol. 14 580 PMID: 12121496
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6 Citations for [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6
Citations are publications that use Tocris products. Selected citations for [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6 include:
Song et al (2013) Ghrelin modulates lateral amygdala neuronal firing and blocks acquisition for conditioned taste aversion. PLoS One 8 e65422 PMID: 23762368
Kamei et al (2017) Rikkunshito prevents PacT.-induced peripheral neuropathy through the suppression of the nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB) phosphorylation in spinal cord of mice. PLoS One 12 e0171819 PMID: 28182729
Hashiguchi (2017) Direct versus indirect actions of ghrelin on hypothalamic NPY neurons. PLoS One 12 e0184261 PMID: 28877214
Murtuza and Isokawa (2018) Endogenous ghrelin-O-acyltransferase (GOAT) acylates local ghrelin in the hippocampus. J Neurochem 144 58 PMID: 29063591
Gomez and (2014) The effects of ghrelin antagonists [D-Lys(3) ]-GHRP-6 or JMV2959 on ethanol, water, and food intake in C57BL/6J mice. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 38 2436 PMID: 25257292
Kemp et al (2011) Intrarenal ghrelin infusion stimulates distal nephron-dependent sodium reabsorption in normal rats. PLoS Comput Biol 57 633 PMID: 21220707
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