Biological ActivityHighly potent melanocortin MC4 receptor antagonist (Ki values are 0.29, 18.6, 5.45 and 3.29 nM for cloned human MC4, MC1, MC3 and MC5 receptors respectively). Increases food intake, and blocks α-MSH- and MTII-induced hypotension and bradycardia in rats, following central administration in vivo.
(Modifications: Cys-1 = N-terminal Ac, X-2 = Nle, X-5 = Nal, Cys-9 = C-terminal amide, Disulfide bridge between 1 - 9)
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Melanocortin receptor agonist transiently increases oxygen consumption in rats.
Jonsson et al.
Food conversion is transiently affected during 4-week chronic administration of melanocortin agonist and antagonist in rats.
Jonsson et al.
Discovery of a novel superpotent and selective melanocortin-4 receptor antagonist (HS024): evaluation in vitro and in vivo.
Kask et al.
Citations for HS 024
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Re-evaluation of Adrenocorticotropic Hormone and Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Activation of GPR139 in Vitro.
Authors: Nepomuceno Et al.
Front Pharmacol 2018;9:157
Melanocortins contribute to sequential differentiation and enucleation of human erythroblasts via melanocortin receptors 1, 2 and 5.
Authors: Simamura Et al.
J Neurochem 2015;10:e0123232
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