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Since many pituitary hormones are also released by neurons as neurotransmitters, these receptors are also found in the nervous system.gamma-MSH: An 11-amino acid peptide derived from the N-terminal fragment of pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC). Gamma-MSH stimulates adrenal steroidogenesis and has an regulatory role in the cardiovascular and the renal systems.Melanins: Insoluble polymers of TYROSINE derivatives found in and causing darkness in skin (SKIN PIGMENTATION), hair, and feathers providing protection against SUNBURN induced by SUNLIGHT. 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Long term orexigenic effect of a novel melanocortin 4 receptor selective antagonist. (1/562)

1. We designed and synthesized several novel cyclic MSH analogues and tested their affinities for cells expressing the MC1, MC3, MC4 and MC5 receptors. 2. One of the substances HS028 (cyclic [AcCys11, dichloro-D-phenylalanine14, Cys18, Asp-NH2(22)]-beta-MSH11-22) showed high affinity (Ki of 0.95nM) and high (80 fold) MC4 receptor selectivity over the MC3 receptor. HS028 thus shows both higher affinity and higher selectivity for the MC4 receptor compared to the earlier first described MC4 receptor selective substance HS014. 3. HS028 antagonised a alpha-MSH induced increase in cyclic AMP production in transfected cells expressing the MC3 and MC4 receptors, whereas it seemed to be a partial agonist for the MC1 and MC5 receptors. 4. Chronic intracerebroventricularly (i.c.v.) administration of HS028 by osmotic minipumps significantly increased both food intake and body weight in a dose dependent manner without tachyphylaxis for a period of 7 days. 5. This is the first report demonstrating that an MC4 receptor antagonist can increase food intake and body weight during chronic administration providing further evidence that the MC4 receptor is an important mediator of long term weight homeostasis.  (+info)

Role of the CNS melanocortin system in the response to overfeeding. (2/562)

The voluntary suppression of food intake that accompanies involuntary overfeeding is an effective regulatory response to positive energy balance. Because the pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC)-derived melanocortin system in the hypothalamus promotes anorexia and weight loss and is an important mediator of energy regulation, we hypothesized that it may contribute to the hypophagic response to overfeeding. Two groups of rats were overfed to 105 and 116% of control body weight via a gastric catheter. In the first group, in situ hybridization was used to measure POMC gene expression in the rostral arcuate (ARC). Overfeeding increased POMC mRNA in the ARC by 180% relative to levels in control rats. For rats in the second group, the overfeeding was stopped, and they were infused intracerebroventricularly with SHU9119 (SHU), a melanocortin (MC) antagonist at the MC3 and MC4 receptor, or vehicle. Although SHU (0.1 nmol) had no effect on food intake of control rats, intake of overfed rats increased by 265% relative to CSF-treated controls. This complete reversal of regulatory hypophagia not only maintained but actually increased the already elevated weight of overfed rats, whereas CSF-treated overfed rats lost weight. These results indicate that CNS MCs mediate hypophagic signaling in response to involuntary overfeeding and support the hypothesis that MCs are important in the central control of energy homeostasis.  (+info)

Role of central melanocortins in endotoxin-induced anorexia. (3/562)

Inflammation and microbial infection produce symptoms, including fever, anorexia, and hypoactivity, that are thought to be mediated by endogenous proinflammatory cytokines. Melanocortins are known to act centrally to suppress effects on fever and other sequelae of proinflammatory cytokine actions in the central nervous system, but the roles of melanocortins in anorexia and hypoactivity occurring during the acute phase response are unknown. The present study was designed to determine the effects of exogenous and endogenous alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced anorexia in relation to their effects on fever. Rats were fasted overnight to promote feeding behavior, then injected intraperitoneally with LPS (100 micrograms/kg ip), followed 30 min later by intracerebroventricular injection of either alpha-MSH or the melanocortin receptor subtype 3/subtype 4 (MC3-R/MC4-R) antagonist SHU-9119. Food intake, locomotor activity, and body temperature (Tb) were monitored during the ensuing 24-h period. Each of two intracerebroventricular doses of alpha-MSH (30 and 300 ng) potentiated the suppressive effects of LPS on food intake and locomotion, despite the fact that the higher dose alleviated LPS-induced fever. In control rats that were not treated with LPS, only the higher dose of alpha-MSH significantly inhibited food intake, and Tb and locomotor activity were unaffected. To assess the roles of endogenous central melanocortins, LPS-treated rats received intracerebroventricular SHU-9119 (200 ng). Central MC3-R/MC4-R blockade did not affect Tb or food intake in the absence of LPS treatment, but it reversed the LPS-induced reduction in 24-h food intake and increased LPS-induced fever without altering the LPS-induced suppression of locomotion. Taken together, the results suggest that exogenous and endogenous melanocortins acting centrally exert divergent influences on different aspects of the acute phase response, suppressing LPS-induced fever but contributing to LPS-induced anorexia and hypoactivity.  (+info)

First synthesis of a fully active spin-labeled peptide hormone. (4/562)

For the first time in the electron spin resonance (ESR) and peptide synthesis fields, a fully active spin-labeled peptide hormone was reported. The ESR spectra of this alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) analogue (acetyl-Toac0-alpha-MSH) where Toac is the paramagnetic amino acid probe 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl-4-amino-4-carboxylic acid, suggested a pH-independent conformation and a more restricted movement comparatively to the free Toac. Owing to its equivalent biological potency in a skin pigmentation assay as compared to the native alpha-MSH and its unique characteristic (paramagnetic, naturally fluorescent and fully active), this analogue is of great potential for investigation of relevant physiological roles reported for alpha-MSH.  (+info)

alpha-MSH and its receptors in regulation of tumor necrosis factor-alpha production by human monocyte/macrophages. (5/562)

The hypothesis that macrophages contain an autocrine circuit based on melanocortin [ACTH and alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH)] peptides has major implications for neuroimmunomodulation research and inflammation therapy. To test this hypothesis, cells of the THP-1 human monocyte/macrophage line were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the presence and absence of alpha-MSH. The inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha was inhibited in relation to alpha-MSH concentration. Similar inhibitory effects on TNF-alpha were observed with ACTH peptides that contain the alpha-MSH amino acid sequence and act on melanocortin receptors. Nuclease protection assays indicated that expression of the human melanocortin-1 receptor subtype (hMC-1R) occurs in THP-1 cells; Southern blots of RT-PCR product revealed that additional subtypes, hMC-3R and hMC-5R, also occur. Incubation of resting macrophages with antibody to hMC-1R increased TNF-alpha concentration; the antibody also markedly reduced the inhibitory influence of alpha-MSH on TNF-alpha in macrophages treated with LPS. These results in cells known to produce alpha-MSH at rest and to increase secretion of the peptide when challenged are consistent with an endogenous regulatory circuit based on melanocortin peptides and their receptors. Targeting of this neuroimmunomodulatory circuit in inflammatory diseases in which myelomonocytic cells are prominent should be beneficial.  (+info)

STZ-induced diabetes decreases and insulin normalizes POMC mRNA in arcuate nucleus and pituitary in rats. (6/562)

Effects of streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetes and insulin on opioid peptide gene expression were examined in rats. In experiment 1, three groups were administered STZ (75 mg/kg ip single injection). Two groups were killed at either 2 or 4 wk. In the third group, insulin treatment (7.0 IU/kg x 1 day for 3 wk) was initiated 1 wk after STZ injection. STZ induced hyperphagia and reduced weight gain. Insulin decreased food intake and increased body weight relative to diabetes. Proopiomelanocortin (POMC) mRNA in arcuate nucleus (Arc) and pituitary decreased in diabetes and normalized after insulin treatment. Prodynorphin (proDyn) mRNA increased in diabetes and normalized in the pituitary after insulin but not in the Arc. Diabetes did not alter proenkephalin (proEnk) expression in the Arc or pituitary, nor dynorphin A1-17 or beta-endorphin in paraventricular nucleus (PVN). alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) peptide levels were decreased in the PVN and normalized following insulin treatment. Diabetes increased Arc neuropeptide Y mRNA, and insulin suppressed this increase. In experiment 2, insulin (2.5 IU/kg sc) daily for 1 wk in normal rats increased Arc POMC mRNA, but not proDyn and proEnk mRNA. These results suggest that Arc POMC expression and PVN alpha-MSH peptide levels decrease in diabetes. Also, insulin may influence Arc and pituitary POMC activity in neurons that regulate energy metabolism.  (+info)

Down-regulation of melanocortin receptor signaling mediated by the amino terminus of Agouti protein in Xenopus melanophores. (7/562)

Agouti protein and Agouti-related protein (Agrp) regulate pigmentation and body weight, respectively, by antagonizing melanocortin receptor signaling. A carboxyl-terminal fragment of Agouti protein, Ser73-Cys131, is sufficient for melanocortin receptor antagonism, but Western blot analysis of skin extracts reveals that the electrophoretic mobility of native Agouti protein corresponds to the mature full-length form, His23-Cys131. To investigate the potential role of the amino-terminal residues, we compared the function of full-length and carboxyl-terminal fragments of Agrp and Agouti protein in a sensitive bioassay based on pigment dispersion in Xenopus melanophores. We find that carboxyl-terminal Agouti protein, and all forms of Agrp tested, act solely by competitive antagonism of melanocortin action. However, full-length Agouti protein acts by an additional mechanism that is time- and temperature-dependent, depresses maximal levels of pigment dispersion, and is therefore likely to be mediated by receptor down-regulation. Apparent down-regulation is not observed for a mixture of amino-terminal and carboxyl-terminal fragments. We propose that the phenotypic effects of Agouti in vivo represent a bipartite mechanism: competitive antagonism of agonist binding by the carboxyl-terminal portion of Agouti protein and down-regulation of melanocortin receptor signaling by an unknown mechanism that requires residues in the amino terminus of the Agouti protein.  (+info)

Conformation of the core sequence in melanocortin peptides directs selectivity for the melanocortin MC3 and MC4 receptors. (8/562)

Melanocortin peptides regulate a variety of physiological processes. Five melanocortin receptors (MC-R) have been cloned and the MC3R and MC4R are the main brain MC receptors. The aim of this study was to identify structural requirements in both ligand and receptor that determine gamma-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) selectivity for the MC3R versus the MC4R. Substitution of Asp10 in [Nle4]Lys-gamma2-MSH for Gly10 from [Nle4]alpha-MSH, increased both activity and affinity for the MC4R while the MC3R remained unaffected. Analysis of chimeric MC3R/MC4Rs and mutant MC4Rs showed that Tyr268 of the MC4R mainly determined the low affinity for [Nle4]Lys-gamma2-MSH. The data demonstrate that Asp10 determines selectivity for the MC3R, however, not through direct side chain interactions, but probably by influencing how the melanocortin core sequence is presented to the receptor-binding pocket. This is supported by mutagenesis of Tyr268 to Ile in the MC4R which increased affinity and activity for [Nle4]Lys-gamma2-MSH, but decreased affinity for two peptides with constrained cyclic structure of the melanocortin core sequence, MT-II and [D-Tyr4]MT-II, that also displayed lower affinity for the MC3R. This study provides a general concept for peptide receptor selectivity, in which the major determinant for a selective receptor interaction is the conformational presentation of the core sequence in related peptides to the receptor-binding pocket.  (+info)

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Generally, sun tans happen when cells called melanocytes oxidize the amino acid Tyrosine and create melanin, which protects you by dissipating over 99.9% of absorbed UV radiation, the proliferation of which makes your skin darker. Increased exposure to UV radiation from the sun induces production and induction of cytokines, growth factors, and neuropeptides, such as alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone which lead to increased melanin proliferation in the exposed skin. More sun exposure = faster, easier tan.. If you hide in your basement all winter then take a vacation to Florida in May, you burn to a crisp because all of these systems have down-regulated. Though your DNA has the code to make protections, exposure (or lack thereof) dictates that that part of the DNA is not being read to produce them. This is simply efficiency. Why run those reactions when there is no sun? Your bodys ultra-efficiency is often what gets you into trouble in unnatural environments (Suddenly sunny in January or ...
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While the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is yet to approve Melanotan for commercial use in Australia, there is compelling evidence that its use is increasing among the general population (via legal but unconventional channels). Yet, very little is understood of individual experiences of using Melanotan. Scholarly publications examining individual experiences of Melanotan use are also extremely scarce.. Project Melanotan aims to bring sociological understanding to scholarly discussions about tanning and sun exposure.. By engaging directly with melanotanners in a non-judgemental environment, more can be understood about the various rationales for trying Melanotan, the significance of the tanned aesthetic in contemporary Australia, and user outcomes for self-administered substances.. Researchers are currently seeking adult Australian residents who have previously or are currently using Melanotan to participate in a skype or face-to-face interview, OR face-to-face focus group discussion from ...
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Later study revealed that autoantibodies reactive with alpha-MSH are, in fact, generated against ClpB, a protein produced by ... ClpB protein was identified as a conformational antigen-mimetic of alpha-MSH. In patients with eating disorders plasma levels ... "Regulation of feeding and anxiety by alpha-MSH reactive autoantibodies". Psychoneuroendocrinology. 34 (1): 140-9. doi:10.1016/j ... "Bacterial ClpB heat-shock protein, an antigen-mimetic of the anorexigenic peptide α-MSH, at the origin of eating disorders". ...
"Structure-activity relationships of cyclic lactam analogues of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) targeting the ... Non-selective α-MSH β-MSH γ-MSH Afamelanotide Bremelanotide Melanotan II Modimelanotide Setmelanotide MC1-selective BMS-470,539 ... Gonzalez PV, Schiöth HB, Lasaga M, Scimonelli TN (March 2009). "Memory impairment induced by IL-1beta is reversed by alpha-MSH ... Cragnolini AB, Schiöth HB, Scimonelli TN (June 2006). "Anxiety-like behavior induced by IL-1beta is modulated by alpha-MSH ...
The subunit ACTH undergoes further cleavage to produce alpha-MSH, the most important MSH for skin pigmentation. In secondary ... This occurs because melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) and ACTH share the same precursor molecule, pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC ... After production in the anterior pituitary gland, POMC gets cleaved into gamma-MSH, ACTH, and beta-lipotropin. ...
Melanocyte-inhibiting factor (melanostatin) inhibits release of other neuropeptides such as alpha-MSH and also has many other ... in Ca2+ is achieved by the releasing hormone coupling and activating G protein coupled receptors coupled to the Gq alpha ...
Alpha-MSH is a cleavage product of ACTH that has an equal affinity for the MC1 receptor on melanocytes as ACTH. Melanosomes are ... This is mainly a consequence of alpha-MSH being secreted along with the hormone associated with reproductive tendencies in ... including the MSH and ACTH peptides that are produced from the precursor proopiomelanocortin. People with oculocutaneous ...
"The benzodiazepine agonist clonazepam potentiates the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid on alpha-MSH release from ...
Agouti signalling peptide is a paracrine signaling molecule that competes with alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) for ... α-MSH), which is produced by the body, from outside the cell. When MC1R comes into contact with α-MSH, a complex reaction is ... In many species, successive pulses of ASIP block contact between α-MSH and MC1R, resulting in alternating production of ... The MC1R protein straddles the membrane of pigment cells (melanocytes). MC1R picks up a chemical called alpha-melanocyte- ...
MC1R ligands: alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH), beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone (β-MSH) and adrenocorticotropic ... Once α-MSH binds to MC1R, up to a 100-fold increase in melanogenesis attends. In addition to α-MSH, other POMC-derived peptides ... 2004). "Alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), a peptide derived from proopiomelanocortin (POMC), regulates ... Arbutin actually exists in two isomers, alpha and beta. The alpha isomer offers higher stability over the beta isomer and is ...
McCullen RK, Peiffer RL, Jennes L, Hernandez DE (1988). "Inhibition by MIF-I of alpha-MSH induced increase of intraocular ... as well as inhibiting release of other neuropeptides such as alpha-MSH, and potentiating melatonin activity. This complex mix ... Caballero C, Celis ME (May 1993). "The effect of the blockade of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone on LH release in the rat ... Melanocyte-inhibiting factor (also known as Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2, Melanostatin, MSH release-inhibiting hormone or MIF-1) is an ...
... alpha-MSH, ACTH, and MIB-1 between human anterior and corticotroph cell "basophil invasion" of the posterior pituitary". The ...
Structure-activity relationships of cyclic lactam analogues of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) targeting the ... Cragnolini AB, Schiöth HB, Scimonelli TN (2006). „Anxiety-like behavior induced by IL-1beta is modulated by alpha-MSH through ... Gonzalez PV, Schiöth HB, Lasaga M, Scimonelli TN (2009). „Memory impairment induced by IL-1beta is reversed by alpha-MSH ... Balse-Srinivasan P, Grieco P, Cai M, Trivedi D, Hruby VJ (2003). „Structure-activity relationships of gamma-MSH analogues at ...
... rabbits respond to alpha and beta MSH's (therefore not using the ACTH receptor), and guinea pigs responding to both ACTH and ... α-MSH and ACTH are both peptides derived from processed POMC, and both activate the other MCR's, but ACTH is the only agonist ... When bound, the receptor couples to G-protein alpha subunit, activates adenylyl cyclase, and increases cAMP production. It is ... by human MC2R accessory protein isoforms alpha and beta in isogenic human embryonic kidney 293 cells". Molecular Endocrinology ...
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"Protective effect of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) on the recovery of ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced retinal ... α-MSH is a non-selective full agonist of the melanocortin receptors MC1 (Ki = 0.230 nM), MC3 (Ki = 31.5 nM), MC4 (Ki = 900 nM ... α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is an endogenous peptide hormone and neuropeptide of the melanocortin family, with a ... Bremelanotide, another analogue of α-MSH, is currently under development not as a photoprotective agent, but instead for the ...
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melanotropin alpha. melanocyte-stimulating hormone. α-MSH. 138-150 corticotropin-like intermediate peptide. CLIP. 156-176 ... α-MSH that stimulates the production of melanin. A family of related receptors mediates the actions of these hormones, the MCR ... α-MSH). (This common structure is responsible for excessively tanned skin in Addison's disease.) After a short period of time, ... ACTH is cleaved into α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) and CLIP, a peptide with unknown activity in humans. ...
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However, POMC also gives rise to other peptide hormones, including α- and γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH), resulting ... producing a 31 amino acid-long neuropeptide with an alpha-helical secondary structure. ...
Human MSH has been implicated in non-polyposis colorectal carcinoma (HNPCC) and is a mismatch binding protein. Nag N, Rao BJ, ... domain of MutS is responsible for mismatch recognition and forms a 6-stranded mixed beta-sheet surrounded by three alpha- ... Homologues of MutS have been found in many species including eukaryotes (MSH 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 proteins), archaea and ...
However, if you want to run MSH as it is designed to be run, some things are essential, and this is one of them." Tamlyn ... There are, however, some surprising omissions, including the Starjammers, Shi'Ar Imperial Guard and Alpha Flight. There are not ... concludes the review by saying, "Final point: the booklet introduces a new rule to MSH. Supervillains now have negative ...
Bradbury, A.F., Smyth, D.G. and Snell, C.R. (1975) Biosynthesis of β-MSH and ACTH. In: Peptides, Chemistry, Structure and ... isolation of alpha-N-acetyl peptides. Nature, 272, 252-254. 30. Zakarian, S. and Smyth, D.G. (1982) β-endorphin is processed ... Bradbury, A,F., Smyth, D.G. and Snell, C.R. (1976) Prohormones of β-melanotropin (β-melanocyte stimulating hormone, β-MSH) and ...
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... and this correlates with the variability in alpha-MSH and NAc beta-end responses in vivo. Relative rates of alpha-MSH and NAc ... Pituitary melanotropes release alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) and acetylated beta-endorphin (NAc beta-end) ... Plasma alpha-MSH and acetylated beta-endorphin levels following stress vary according to CRH sensitivity of the pituitary ... We conclude that the variation in alpha-MSH and NAc beta-end stress responses in vivo correlates with many CRH responses in ...
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The alpha-MSH levels in plasma and CSF did not differ significantly from controls in obese subjects at baseline or after weight ... CSF NPY and alpha-MSH did not differ from controls in human obesity, and the CSF NPY level decreased significantly whereas ... Leptin and its principal mediators, NPY and alpha-MSH are postulated to play a pivotal role in energy balance. To determine the ... There was no significant correlation between CSF leptin and CSF NPY or alpha-MSH. This could be the result of leptin resistance ...
Inhibition of tyrosinase activity in alpha-MSH-stimulated mouse B16 cells using L-tyrosine as substrate. ...
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SULFHYDRYL REQUIREMENT FOR ALPHA ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR ACTIVITY AND MELANOPHORE STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH) ACTION ON MELANOPHORES ... The inhibition and reversal of MSH-induced darkening by haloalkylamine alpha antagonists and mercurials also suggests a role ... These actions of Dibenamine and phenoxybenzamine also indicate a possible common sulfhydryl requirement for MSH and the alpha ... SULFHYDRYL REQUIREMENT FOR ALPHA ADRENERGIC RECEPTOR ACTIVITY AND MELANOPHORE STIMULATING HORMONE (MSH) ACTION ON MELANOPHORES ...
GABA-ergic control of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) release by frog neurointermediate lobe in vitro ... alpha-MSH) release via a Y(5) receptor and suppresses thyrotropin-releasing hormone-induced alpha-MSH secretion via a Y(1) ... alpha MSH) release by frog neurointermediate lobe in vitro: evidence for direct stimulation of alpha MSH release by thyrotropin ... alpha-MSH) release by frog neurointermediate lobe in vitro. GABA-ergic control of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha- ...
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Differentiation of cells producing poly peptide hormones acth msh lipotropic hormone alpha endorphin beta endorphin growth ... Differentiation of cells producing polypeptide hormones (ACTH, MSH, LPH, alpha- and beta-endorphin, GH and PRL) in the fetal ... Differentiation of cells producing polypeptide hormones (ACTH, MSH, LPH, alpha - and beta -endorphin, GH and PRL) in the fetal ... ACTH, .beta.-MSH, .beta.-LPH, .alpha.- and .beta.-endorphin appeared at 34 days in the same regular, round or ovoid cells; no ...
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In the presence of α-MSH, insulin failed to inhibit acute hypoglycemia-induced CICR. Finally, stimulation of α-MSH increased ... Increase of [cAMP]c was also observed when α-MSH was applied with IBMX. Acute hypoglycemia-induced CICR via N- and L-type Ca2+ ... In normal level of glucose, application of α-MSH stimulated L-type Ca2+ current induced Ca2+ induced Ca2+ release (CICR) and ... This study investigated the stimulatory effect of α-MSH on mice pancreatic α cell line &alphaTC1-6 cells in cell signaling ...
Six control compounds were used as a basis for comparison, and are listed in Table II as HP228, MTII, alpha-MSH, NDP-alpha MSH ... Alpha-MSH is a natural ligand for both the MC-3 and the MC-4 receptors; NDP-alpha-MSH is a peptide having the sequence Ac-Nle- ... The cell-based activity of the AGRP/ASP peptides can be tested by measuring the ability of each peptide to inhibit alpha-MSH ... Experiments for determining dose responses to alpha-MSH can be performed in the presence of a fixed concentration of Mkd65-AGRP ...
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Alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (. MSH) has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticachectic actions. We ... MSH. MSH administration reduced LPS-induced increase in liver TNF. and serum nitrites as well as NF-. B activation in skeletal ... A. B. Cragnolini, M. Perelló, H. B. Schiöth, and T. N. Scimonelli, "α-MSH and γ-MSH inhibit IL-1β induced activation of the ... MSH, LPS increased liver TNF. mRNA but to lower levels than those observed in rats injected with saline (Figure 1(c)). However ...
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  • Peripheral injection of α-MSH promotes glucagon secretion in POMC knockout mice, suggesting the role of α-MSH in regulation of pancreatic α cells. (du.edu)
  • Mice with a targeted mutation in the pro-opiomelanocortin (Pomc) gene (Pomctm1/tm1 mice) are unable to synthesize desacetyl-α-MSH and α-MSH and they develop obesity when fed chow diet. (auckland.ac.nz)
  • Three similar peptides called alpha-, beta-, and gamma-melanocyte stimulating hormones (α-, β-, and γ-MSH) are also cut from the POMC protein. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Decreased α-MSH in the skin reduces pigment production in melanocytes, which results in the red hair and pale skin often seen in people with POMC deficiency. (medlineplus.gov)
  • To determine the possibility of the disturbance in neuropeptides in human obesity and their consequent changes in response to negative energy balance, we evaluated plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leptin, NPY, and alpha-MSH levels in obese women before and after weight loss in comparison with normal control women. (nih.gov)
  • Leptin exerts its anorectic effects by modulating the levels of neuropeptides such as NPY, AGRP, and alpha-MSH. (genome.jp)
  • 2014). Plasma tumor necrosis factor-alpha and C-reactive protein as biomarker for survival in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. (springer.com)
  • Increased tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a) and interleukin 1 alpha (IL-1a) levels in the lesional skin of patients with non segmental vitiligo. (springer.com)
  • This study investigated the stimulatory effect of α-MSH on mice pancreatic α cell line &alphaTC1-6 cells in cell signaling pathway as well as glucagon secretion. (du.edu)
  • Finally, stimulation of α-MSH increased glucagon secretion significantly. (du.edu)
  • Bicuculline induced by itself a slight stimulation of alpha-MSH release, suggesting that GABA-ergic nerve fibers present in the intermediate lobe are functionally active in vitro. (eurekamag.com)
  • Relative rates of alpha-MSH and NAc beta-end release following stimulation with CRH in vitro match plasma level changes in vivo, and this indicates that the CRH pathway does act in vivo. (ru.nl)
  • GIBF is investing $7 million in the joint venture with Nazareth-based Alpha Omega, which produces devices for deep brain stimulation surgery. (bioportfolio.com)
  • We hypothesized that MSH administration could attenuate the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the skeletal muscle through modifications in IGF-Akt-FoxO1 pathway, or/and in serum corticosterone. (hindawi.com)
  • That last one sounds fairly trivial, but it's the target of a marketed drug, Scenesse (afamelanotide) , which is a modified synthetic version of MSH. (sciencemag.org)
  • To gain insight into the multivalent ligand strategy in vivo, we have generated synthetic htMVLs that contain melanocortin (MSH) and cholecystokinin (CCK) pharmacophores that are connected via a fluorescent labeled, rationally designed synthetic linker. (pnas.org)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid and plasma concentrations of leptin, NPY, and alpha-MSH in obese women and their relationship to negative energy balance. (nih.gov)
  • Leptin and its principal mediators, NPY and alpha-MSH are postulated to play a pivotal role in energy balance. (nih.gov)
  • Baseline CSF leptin level correlated with neither the baseline CSF NPY level nor the baseline CSF alpha-MSH level. (nih.gov)
  • There was no significant correlation between CSF leptin and CSF NPY or alpha-MSH. (nih.gov)
  • The implications of these results are that the RPE selectively eliminates monocytes that cannot be immunosuppressed by α-MSH and the other mediators of ocular immune privilege. (arvojournals.org)
  • These results demonstrate that under the same serum-free conditions of our original observation of RPE modulation of macrophage activity α-MSH suppresses the activated extrinsic apoptotic pathway. (arvojournals.org)
  • By now, humans have three forms of the latter (alpha, beta, and gamma MSH), and the receptor proteins have branched into five different MCxR subtypes as well. (sciencemag.org)
  • In the presence of α-MSH, insulin failed to inhibit acute hypoglycemia-induced CICR. (du.edu)
  • Caspase 8 induced activity in RAW cells cultured in the serum-free media was suppressed by α-MSH in a dose-dependent manner along with a decrease in TUNEL positive cells. (arvojournals.org)
  • Plasma alpha-MSH and acetylated beta-endorphin levels following stress vary according to CRH sensitivity of the pituitary melanotropes in common carp, Cyprinus carpio. (ru.nl)
  • Here, we show that also within a species, the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), fish sometimes respond with elevated alpha-MSH and NAc beta-end plasma levels, and at other times not. (ru.nl)
  • Opioid beta-endorphin differentially modulated the actions of CRH, as NAc beta-end, but not alpha-MSH, release was inhibited. (ru.nl)
  • excretion of sodium , urine concentrations of N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase, alpha1-microglobulin, glutathione transferase-pi, and glutathione transferase-alpha were measured after induction of anesthesia at the end of the operation, and on the first and second postoperative days in the intensive care unit.CPB times were 58 +/- 12 minutes and 116 +/- 18 minutes, respectively. (tripdatabase.com)
  • Since the induction of apoptosis in cultured macrophages can be though caspase dependent and independent pathways, we assayed the apoptotic pathways that α-MSH suppressed in macrophages cultured under serum free conditions. (arvojournals.org)
  • The alpha-MSH levels in plasma and CSF did not differ significantly from controls in obese subjects at baseline or after weight loss. (nih.gov)
  • And so far, this looks possible: their new species has better selectivity than endogenous MSH, and a longer half-life in human plasma (MSH's is five minutes, afamelanotide's is 30 minutes, and the new species is 17 minutes). (sciencemag.org)
  • Differences in the synchronization of alpha oscillations between anterior and posterior brain regions. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Alpha oscillations generated in the human brain have long been investigated in neuroscience. (bioportfolio.com)
  • Loss of signaling in the brain stimulated by α-MSH and β-MSH dysregulates the body's energy balance, leading to overeating and severe obesity. (medlineplus.gov)