Regulation of human epidermal melanocyte biology by beta-endorphin.


beta-Endorphin is an opioid peptide cleaved from the precursor pro-hormone pro-opiomelanocortin, from which other peptides such as adrenocorticotropic hormone, beta-lipotropic hormone, and alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone are also derived. alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone and adrenocorticotropic hormone are well documented to regulate human skin… (More)


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@article{Kauser2003RegulationOH, title={Regulation of human epidermal melanocyte biology by beta-endorphin.}, author={S{\"o}bia Kauser and Karin Uta Schallreuter and Anthony John Thody and Christopher L Gummer and Desmond J. Tobin}, journal={The Journal of investigative dermatology}, year={2003}, volume={120 6}, pages={1073-80} }