Photoaffinity labeling of MSH receptors on pigment cells

The pituitary peptide hormone α-MSH plays a role in pigmentation and fetal development and as a neuropeptide it influences behaviour and learning. In order to study α-MSH at the molecular level we have introduced a method of photoaffinity labelling of MSH receptors on intact pigment cells with which the biological response of the labelled cells could be… CONTINUE READING