melanotroph

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mel·a·no·troph

(mel'ă-nō-trōf'),
A cell of the intermediate lobe of the hypophysis that produces melanotropin.
[melano- + G. trophē, nourishment]

mel·a·no·troph

(mel'ă-nō-trōf)
A cell of the intermediate lobe of the hypophysis that produces melanotropin.
[melano- + G. trophē, nourishment]

melanotroph

(mĕl′ă-nō-trōf″) [″ + trophe, nutrition]
A cell of the pituitary that produces melanocyte-stimulating hormone.
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Neuropeptide Y inhibits spontaneous alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH)release via a Y(5) receptor and suppresses thyrotropin-releasing hormone-induced alpha-MSH secretion via a Y(1) receptor in frog melanotrope cells.
Morris, "Dopamine D2 receptors regulate in vitro melanotrope L-type [Ca.sup.2+] channel activity via c-fos," Endocrinology, vol.
Melanotrope cell plasticity: A key mechanism for the physiological adaptation to background color changes.