ACTH (1-13)

ACTH (1-13)NH2


Acetylated ACTH (1-13)NH2

Adrenocorticotropin (1-13)NH2


Des-Acetyl MSH

Desacetyl alpha MSH

Desacetyl alpha Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone

Desacetyl alpha-MSH

Desacetyl alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone

Hormone, Desacetyl alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating

Hormone, alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating

MSH, (Desacetyl)alpha-

MSH, Des-Acetyl

MSH, alpha

alpha MSH

alpha Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone

alpha Melanotropin

alpha-MSH, Desacetyl

alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone

alpha-Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone, Desacetyl


A 13-amino acid peptide derived from proteolytic cleavage of ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, the N-terminal segment of ACTH. ACTH (1-13) is amidated at the C-terminal to form ACTH (1-13)NH2 which in turn is acetylated to form alpha-MSH in the secretory granules. Alpha-MSH stimulates the synthesis and distribution of MELANIN in MELANOCYTES in mammals and MELANOPHORES in lower vertebrates.