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Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.327.935.531.750
D06.472.699.631.525.600.531.750
D12.644.400.400.935.531.750
D12.644.400.460
D12.644.548.365.935.531.750
D12.644.548.691.525.690.531.750
D12.776.631.650.405.935.531.750
D12.776.631.650.460
Unique ID
D009074
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009074
Scope Note
Peptides with the ability to stimulate pigmented cells MELANOCYTES in mammals and MELANOPHORES in lower vertebrates. By stimulating the synthesis and distribution of MELANIN in these pigmented cells, they increase coloration of skin and other tissue. MSHs, derived from pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), are produced by MELANOTROPHS in the INTERMEDIATE LOBE OF PITUITARY; CORTICOTROPHS in the ANTERIOR LOBE OF PITUITARY, and the hypothalamic neurons in the ARCUATE NUCLEUS OF HYPOTHALAMUS.
Entry Term(s)
MSH
MSH (Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones)
Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone
Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone
Melanophore Stimulating Hormone
Melanophore-Stimulating Hormone
Melanotropin
Pharm Action
Hormones
Registry Number
9002-79-3
NLM Classification #
WK 515
Public MeSH Note
2006; see MSH 1968-2005, INTERMEDIN 1963-67
History Note
2006(1963)
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
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