opiomelanocortin

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
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Solar elastosis has been shown to be secondary to the synthesis of alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) derived from pro opiomelanocortin (POMC) in keratinocytes.
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