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Compound Summary for: CID 16132636

alpha-MSH

Also known as: alpha-Melanotropin; M4135_SIGMA; 63605_FLUKA; 63605_SIGMA
Molecular Formula: C77H109N21O19S   Molecular Weight: 1664.88366   InChIKey: WHNFPRLDDSXQCL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A 13-amino acid peptide derived from proteolytic cleavage of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, the N-terminal segment of ACTH. ACTH (1-13) is amidated at the C-terminal to form ACTH (1-13)NH2 which in turn is acetylated to form alpha-MSH in the secretory granules. Alpha-MSH stimulates the synthesis and distribution of MELANIN in MELANOCYTES in mammals and MELANOPHORES in lower vertebrates.   From: MeSH
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