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This study evaluates the binding the melanocyte stimulating hormone peptide analogue [125I]NDP-MSH to melanocortin receptors MC1, MC3, MC4 and MC5 in insect cell membranes produced by baculovirus expression systems. The presence of Ca2+ was found to be mandatory to achieve specific [125I]NDP-MSH binding to the melanocortin receptors. Although association(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, 22–25 nucleotide long transcripts that may suppress entire signaling pathways by interacting with the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of coding mRNA targets, interrupting translation and inducing degradation of these targets. The long 3'-UTRs of brain transcripts compared to other tissues predict important roles for brain(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short, 22–25 nucleotide long transcripts that may suppress entire signaling pathways by interacting with the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of coding mRNA targets, interrupting translation and inducing degradation of these targets. The long 3'-UTRs of brain transcripts compared to other tissues predict important roles for brain(More)
The melanocortin 4 receptor (MC(4)R) binding of the peptide analogue of melanocyte stimulating hormone, [(125)I]NDP-MSH, and the low molecular weight radionucleid 1-(D-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxy-D-4-(125)iodophenylalanyl)-4-cyclohexyl-4-[(1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)methyl]piperidine trifluoroacetate ([(125)I]THIQ) were compared. Kinetic analysis(More)
Thirty-three low molecular mass structures combining both peptide and peptoid features were prepared and tested on human melanocortin receptors MC1,3-5R. Most of them displayed low micromolar activity with preference for diamines, guanidino and 2-naphthyl derivatives compared to monoacetylated, amino and 3-indolyl counterparts. Some contained L- or(More)
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