Melanotan II

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Cat.No. 2566 - Melanotan II | Ac-Nle-cyclo(β-Asp-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-ε-Lys)-NH2 | CAS No. 121062-08-6
Description: High affinity melanocortin receptor agonist
Alternative Names: MT-II
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Biological Activity

High affinity melanocortin receptor agonist (Ki values are 0.67, 6.6, 34 and 46 nM for MC1, MC4, MC3 and MC5 receptors respectively). Stimulates erectile activity, inhibits food intake and displays neuroprotective properties in vivo.

Technical Data

M. Wt 1024.19
Formula C50H69N15O9
Sequence XDHFRWK

(Modifications: X = Nle & N-terminal Ac, Asp-2 = beta-Asp, Phe-4 = D-Phe, Lys-7 = epsilon-Lys, Cyclized = Asp-2 - Lys-7, C-terminal amide)

Storage Desiccate at -20°C
CAS Number 121062-08-6
PubChem ID 92432
InChI Key JDKLPDJLXHXHNV-MFVUMRCOSA-N
Smiles CCCC[C@H](NC(C)=O)C(=O)N[C@H]1CC(=O)NCCCC[C@H](NC(=O)[C@H](CC2=CNC3=C2C=CC=C3)NC(=O)[C@H](CCCNC(N)=N)NC(=O)[C@@H](CC2=CC=CC=C2)NC(=O)[C@H](CC2=CNC=N2)NC1=O)C(N)=O

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Solubility Data

SolubilitySoluble to 1 mg/ml in water

Preparing Stock Solutions

The following data is based on the product molecular weight 1024.19. Batch specific molecular weights may vary from batch to batch due to solvent of hydration, which will affect the solvent volumes required to prepare stock solutions.

Concentration / Solvent Volume / Mass 1 mg 5 mg 10 mg
1 mM 0.98 mL 4.88 mL 9.76 mL
5 mM 0.2 mL 0.98 mL 1.95 mL
10 mM 0.1 mL 0.49 mL 0.98 mL
50 mM 0.02 mL 0.1 mL 0.2 mL

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References

References are publications that support the products' biological activity.

Martin et al (2002) Activation of melanocortin MC4 receptors increases erectile activity in rats ex copula. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 454 71 PMID: 12409007

Ter Laak et al (2003) The potent melanocortin receptor agonist melanotan-II promotes peripheral nerve regeneration and has neuroprotective properties in the rat. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 462 179 PMID: 12591111

Wikber (1999) Melanocortin receptors: perspectives for novel drugs. Eur.J.Pharmacol. 375 395 PMID:


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