Pro-Opiomelanocortin

A 30-kDa protein synthesized primarily in the ANTERIOR PITUITARY GLAND and the HYPOTHALAMUS. It is also found in the skin and other peripheral tissues. Depending on species and tissues, POMC is cleaved by PROHORMONE CONVERTASES yielding various active peptides including ACTH; BETA-LIPOTROPIN; ENDORPHINS; MELANOCYTE-STIMULATING HORMONES; and others (GAMMA-LPH; CORTICOTROPIN-LIKE INTERMEDIATE LOBE PEPTIDE; N-terminal peptide of POMC or NPP).
DrugDrug NameDrug Indication
DB01284TetracosactideFor use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.
DB01285CorticotropinFor use as a diagnostic agent in the screening of patients presumed to have adrenocortical insufficiency.
DB04931AfamelanotideInvestigated for use/treatment in actinic keratosis, keratoses, skin cell studies, and skin infections/disorders.
DB11653BremelanotideBremelanotide 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 a medication or drug.[L4894]
DB11700SetmelanotideNot Available
DB13298AlsactideNot Available