melanotropin


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melanotropin

(ˌmɛlənəʊˈtrəʊpɪn)
n
a hormone of the pituitary gland that stimulates the production and dispersion of melanin, darkening the skin
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Jarett, "Secretion of various endocrine substances by ACTHsecreting tumors--gastrin, melanotropin, norepinephrine, serotonin, parathormone, vasopressin, glucagon," Cancer, vol.
ASIP, a high-affinity antagonist of MC1R by nullifying the action of melanotropin alpha (a-MSH) [10], can influence MC1R signaling to determine coat colour in mammals, such as donkey [11], sheep [12], and dog [13].
Robbins et al., "Identification of a receptor for [gamma] melanotropin and other proopiomelanocortin peptides in the hypothalamus and limbic system," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.