Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in normal human physiology and disease states.


Over the past two decades, research in animal models has indicated that alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) has potent anti-inflammatory properties. Furthermore, recent data show that the peptide has antimicrobial effects and probably contributes to innate immunity. alpha-MSH, which is produced by many extrapituitary human cells, should no… (More)


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@article{Catania2000AlphamelanocytestimulatingHI, title={Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in normal human physiology and disease states.}, author={Anna P. Catania and Lorena Airaghi and Giselda Colombo and Jeffrey M Lipton}, journal={Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM}, year={2000}, volume={11 8}, pages={304-8} }