Melanotropic peptides: more than just 'Barbie drugs' and 'sun-tan jabs'?

@article{Langan2010MelanotropicPM,
  title={Melanotropic peptides: more than just 'Barbie drugs' and 'sun-tan jabs'?},
  author={Ewan A Langan and Zhuxiang Nie and Lesley E Rhodes},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={163 3},
  pages={451-5}
}
While ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a major cause of skin ageing and carcinogenesis, public pursuit of a novel tanning strategy circumventing the need for UVR is increasingly reported in the media and scientific press. This involves the subcutaneous self-administration of unregulated products labelled as melanotan I and/or II, synthetic analogues of α-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH), as obtained via the internet, tanning salons and gyms. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory… CONTINUE READING

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