alpha-Melanocyte stimulating hormone

Known as: alpha MSH, alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone, alpha-Melanotropin 
A 13-amino acid peptide derived from proteolytic cleavage of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, the N-terminal segment of ACTH. ACTH (1-13) is amidated at… (More)
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2010
2010
Relationships of blood circulating melanocortins to childhood obesity are not well established. We evaluated serum alpha… (More)
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2007
2007
To study the peripheral effects of melanocortin on fuel homeostasis in skeletal muscle, we assessed palmitate oxidation and AMP… (More)
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2006
2006
Psychological factors are believed to play a role in the pathogenesis of alopecia areata (AA), a frequently encountered hair… (More)
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2003
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2003
Both central alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone and corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) have been implicated in feeding and… (More)
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2003
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2003
The peptides alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) and oxytocin, when administered centrally, produce similar… (More)
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2000
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2000
The melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) in the hypothalamus is thought to be important in physiological regulation of food intake. We… (More)
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2000
2000
We have previously observed that melanocytes produce nitric oxide in response to ultraviolet radiation and lipopolysaccharide and… (More)
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1999
1999
Alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone is produced by several different cell types including neural cells, endothelial cells… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
The pituitary peptide alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) stimulates melanocytes to up-regulate cAMP, but the… (More)
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1992
1992
In stressed tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus, total alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) levels and di-acetyl alpha… (More)
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