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Melanocortins

"Melanocortins" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Melanocortins" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Melanocortins" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 2008 and 2009 and 2010 and 2012 and 2014 and 2017
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