beta-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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Beta-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone
Other names
beta-MSH, β-melanotropin, β-melanocortin, β-intermedin
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 2660.91596 g/mol
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β-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (β-MSH) is an endogenous peptide hormone and neuropeptide.[1] It is a melanocortin, specifically, one of the three types of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), and is produced from proopiomelanocortin (POMC).[1] It is an agonist of the MC1, MC3, MC4, and MC5 receptors.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Abba Kastin (26 January 2013). Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides. Academic Press. pp. 838–844. ISBN 978-0-12-385096-6.