opiomelanocortin

(redirected from opiocortin)

o·pi·o·mel·a·no·cor·tin

(ō'pē-ō-mel'ă-nō-kōr'tin),
A linear polypeptide of the pituitary gland that contains in its sequence the sequences of endorphins, MSH, ACTH, and the like, which are split off enzymically; the nucleotide sequence coding has been determined for several species.
Synonym(s): opiocortin

o·pi·o·mel·a·no·cor·tin

(ō'pē-ō-mel'ă-nō-kōr'tin)
A linear polypeptide of the pituitary gland that contains in its sequence the sequences of endorphins, MSH, ACTH, and the like, which are split off enzymically.
Synonym(s): opiocortin.