alpha-Melanotropin-induced changes in protein phosphorylation in melanophores.


To investigate a possible role of protein phosphorylation in the mechanism of action of alpha-MSH, excised tail-fins of Xenopus tadpoles were incubated with or without alpha-MSH. After homogenization, in vitro endogenous protein phosphorylation was assayed using [gamma-32P]ATP. alpha-MSH treatment of intact tail-fins, producing full pigment dispersion… (More)