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Chemical Melanocortins

Name Melanocortins
Definition Peptides derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) which can stimulate MELANOCYTES or CORTICOTROPHS. Melanocortins include ACTH; ALPHA-MSH; and other peptides such as BETA-MSH and GAMMA-MSH, derived from other fragments of POMC. These peptides act through a variety of MELANOCORTIN RECEPTORS to control different functions including steroidogenesis, energy homeostasis, feeding, and skin pigmentation.
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MeSH® ID D053486
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1. ChemicalsHormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Pro-Opiomelanocortin Has associated genes Has associated diseases Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
2. ChemicalsHormones, Hormone Substitutes, and Hormone Antagonists Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pituitary Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pituitary Hormones, Anterior Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pro-Opiomelanocortin Has associated genes Has associated diseases Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
3. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Neuropeptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Hypothalamic Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Pro-Opiomelanocortin Has associated genes Has associated diseases Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
4. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Hypothalamic Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Pro-Opiomelanocortin Has associated genes Has associated diseases Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
5. ChemicalsAmino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptides Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Peptide Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pituitary Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pituitary Hormones, Anterior Has associated genes Has associated diseases Has associated exposure references Pro-Opiomelanocortin Has associated genes Has associated diseases Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases

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Melanocortins Has associated genes Has associated diseases
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View node Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones Has associated genes Has associated diseases