Catalog Number: 3492
Alternate Names: Adrenocorticotropic hormone (1-39)
Biological Activity
Potent endogenous melanocortin receptor 2 (MC2) agonist (EC50 = 57 pM). Component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis that stimulates glucocorticoid production and release from the adrenal cortex. Induces insulin resistance, promotes a proinflammatory profile and stimulates UCP-1 in adipocytes in vitro.
Technical Data
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    Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. Agonist and receptor binding properties of adrenocorticotropin peptides using the cloned mouse adrenocorticotropin receptor expressed in a stably transfected HeLa cell line.
    Kapas et al.
    Endocrinology, 1996;137:3291
  2. Melanocortin crosstalk with adipose functions: ACTH directly induces insulin resistance, promotes a pro-inflammatory adipokine profile and stimulates UCP-1 in adipocytes.
    Iwen et al.
    J.Endocrinol., 2008;196:465
  3. Brain effects of melanocortins.
    Bertolini et al.
    Pharmacol.Res., 2009;59:13
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