Catalog Number: 4272
Biological Activity
Selective melanocortin 3 (MC3) receptor agonist (IC50 values are 6.7, 340 and 600 nM for human MC3, MC5 and MC4 receptors respectively). Displays anti-inflammatory efficacy.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
  • Formula:
  • Sequence:

    (Modifications: Trp-8 = D-Trp)

  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 1 mg/ml in water
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
  • CAS No:
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Background References
  1. D-amino acid scan of γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormone: importance of Trp8 on human MC3 receptor selectivity.
    Grieco et al.
    J.Med.Chem., 2000;43:4998
  2. Anti-inflammatory and antiosteoclastogenesis properties of endogenous melanocortin receptor type 3 in experimental arthritis.
    Patel et al.
    FASEB J., 2010;24:4835
  3. [D-Trp8]-γ-Melanocyte-stimulating-hormone exhibits anti-inflammatory efficacy in mice bearing a nonfunctional MC1R (recessive yellow e/e mouse).
    Getting et al.
    Mol.Pharmacol., 2006;70:1850
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