"Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
- Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones
- Melanocyte Stimulating Hormones
- MSH (Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormones)
- Melanophore-Stimulating Hormone
- Melanophore Stimulating Hormone
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