The Melanocortin-5 Receptor

  • Wenbiao Chen
Part of the The Receptors book series (REC)


Melanocortins are a subset of peptides derived from the proopiomelanocortin (POMC) gene product, including ACTH, α-, β-, and γ-MSH (1,2). The name refers to the two principal activities of these peptides, that is, regulation of pigmentation in skin and hair and steroidogenesis in the adrenal cortex.


Lacrimal Gland Sebaceous Gland Core Body Temperature Sterol Ester Exocrine Gland 
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