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Melanocortins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Melanocortins
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.327.935.531
D06.472.699.631.525.600.531
D12.644.400.400.935.531
D12.644.548.365.935.531
D12.644.548.691.525.690.531
D12.776.631.650.405.935.531
Unique ID
D053486
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D053486
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Melanocortin
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Corticotropin (1986-2006)
Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones (1986-2006)
Public MeSH Note
2007
History Note
2007
Date Established
2007/01/01
Date of Entry
2006/07/05
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Melanocortins Preferred
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