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Mesh term Pro-Opiomelanocortin

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Hypothalamic Hormones
Pituitary Hormones, Anterior
Protein Precursors

Description

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).


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Corticotropin-Like Intermediate Lobe Peptide
Melanocortins
alpha-Endorphin
alpha-MSH
beta-Endorphin
beta-Lipotropin
beta-MSH
gamma-Endorphin
gamma-Lipotropin
gamma-MSH


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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0