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Potent and selective melanocortin MC4 receptor antagonist (IC50 values are 11.63, 1115 and > 10 000 nM at MC4, MC3 and MC1 receptors respectively). Significantly reverses stress-induced anorexia but has no effect on food intake in free-feeding rats. Exhibits anxiolytic-like activity in vivo.
(Modifications: X-1 = Ac-D-2-Nal, X-3 = 2-Nal & C-terminal amide)
|Storage||Store at -20°C|
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|Solubility||Soluble to 2 mg/ml in 25% ethanol / water|
References are publications that support the biological activity of the product.
Chaki et al (2003) Involvement of the melanocortin MC4 receptor in stress-related behavior in rodents. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 474 95 PMID: 12909200
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