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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.
Drug Drug Description Tetracosactide A diagnostic agent used in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency. Corticotropin A diagnostic agent used in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency. Bremelanotide Bremelanotide is indicated to treat premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder that is not due to a medical or psychiatric condition, problems with the relationship, or the effects of... Setmelanotide Setmelanotide has been investigated for the treatment of obesity. Alsactide Not Annotated
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