New insights into the functions of alpha-MSH and related peptides in the immune system.

Abstract

There is a substantial body of evidence that the tridecapeptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) functions as a mediator of immunity and inflammation. The immunomodulating capacity of alpha-MSH is primarily because of its effects on melanocortin receptor (MC-1R)-expressing monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells (DCs). alpha-MSH down… (More)

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@article{Luger2003NewII, title={New insights into the functions of alpha-MSH and related peptides in the immune system.}, author={Thomas Anton Luger and Thomas E. Scholzen and Thomas Brzoska and Markus Boehm}, journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences}, year={2003}, volume={994}, pages={133-40} }