Three types of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone: bioactivities and half-lives.

@article{Rudman1983ThreeTO,
  title={Three types of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone: bioactivities and half-lives.},
  author={Daniel Rudman and B M Hollins and Michael H. Kutner and S D Moffitt and Michael J. Lynn},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={245 1},
  pages={E47-54}
}
Three types of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha MSH) that differ in the acetyl status of the N-terminal serine have been found in the neurointermediate lobe of the pituitary gland and in the brain: desacetyl alpha MSH, which lacks an acetyl group; monoacetyl alpha MSH, in which the amino group of the serine is acetylated; and diacetyl alpha MSH, in which both amino and hydroxy groups of the serine are acetylated. We compared the lipolytic and melanotropic actions of these three… CONTINUE READING