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Potent and selective melanocortin MC4 receptor antagonist (IC50 values are 0.5 and 44.9 nM at MC4 and MC3 respectively) that antagonizes the effects of α-MSH. Suppresses thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) release, attenuates food intake and reduces formalin-induced pain in vivo.
(Modifications: Disulfide bridge between 1 - 8, X-1 = Mpr, X-4 = D-2-Nal, Asp-12 = C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Kim et al (2002) Effects of melanocortin receptor ligands on thyrotropin-releasing hormone release: evidence for the differential roles of melanocortin 3 and 4 receptors. J.Neuroendocrinol. 14 276 PMID: 11963824
Bellasio et al (2003) Melanocortin receptor agonists and antagonists modulate nociceptive sensitivity in the mouse formalin test. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 482 127 PMID: 14660013
Verty et al (2004) Evidence for an interaction between CB1 cannabinoid and melanocortin MCR-4 receptors in regulating food intake. Endocrinology 145 3224 PMID: 15033920
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