Melanocyte stimulating hormone

Known as: MSH, Melanophore-Stimulating Hormone, Melanocyte Stimulating Hormones 
Peptides with the ability to stimulate pigmented cells MELANOCYTES in mammals and MELANOPHORES in lower vertebrates. By stimulating the synthesis and… (More)
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Review
2008
Review
2008
Alpha-MSH is a tridecapeptide derived from proopiomelanocortin. Many studies over the last few years have provided evidence that… (More)
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Review
2005
Review
2005
The stress response is subserved by the stress system, which is located both in the central nervous system and the periphery. The… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Cutaneous pigmentation is determined by the amounts of eumelanin and pheomelanin synthesized by epidermal melanocytes and is… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
DOMINANT alleles at the agouti locus (A) cause an obesity syndrome in the mouse, as a consequence of ectopic expression of the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1995
Highly Cited
1995
Melanin pigmentation protects the skin from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation (UVR). There are two types of melanin… (More)
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
The significance of melanotropic hormones as physiologic regulators of cutaneous pigmentation in humans is still controversial… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Although melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) peptides are known to stimulate pigmentation in man, previous reports suggest that… (More)
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
Melanocytes and melanoma cells are known to possess receptors for melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH). A cDNA clone, designated… (More)
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Highly Cited
1980
Highly Cited
1980
alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) reversibly darkens frog skins by stimulating melanosome movement (dispersion… (More)
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Highly Cited
1978
Highly Cited
1978
alpha-Melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-melanotropin) immunofluorescence was observed in rat brain by means of a highly… (More)
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