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Endogenous melanocortin MC3 receptor agonist (pKi = 7.46) that displays ~ 40-fold selectivity over MC4. Increases the release of extracellular dopamine, which induces grooming and vertical activity (rearing) in rats. Exhibits hypertensive, tachycardic and short-term analgesic activity in vivo.
(Modifications: Phe-11 = C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 2 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Versteeg et al (1998) Melanocortins and cardiovascular regulation. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 360 1 PMID: 9845266
Lindblom et al (1998) Autoradiographic discrimination of melanocortin receptors indicates that the MC3 subtype dominates in the medial rat brain. Brain Res. 810 161 PMID: 9813305
Jansone et al (2004) Opposite effects of γ1- and γ2-melanocyte stimulating hormone on regulation of the DArgic mesolimbic system in rats. Neurosci.Lett. 361 68 PMID: 15135895
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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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