Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) is secreted in the anterior region of the pituitary gland. Cells showing gamma-MSH-like immunoreactivity occur in the pituitary (adrenocorticotropin/alpha-MSH cells) as well as in a subpopulation of the noradrenalin-storing cells in the adrenal medulla. The hormone is made up of alpha- (the same as amino acids 1-13 of ACTH), beta-, and gamma-MSH. Causes darkening of the skin by expansion of the melanophores.
This antibody recognizes mammalian gamma-1-MSH. Synthetic gamma-1-MSH was used as immunogen. The antibody is routinely tested by dot blot.
Applications include immunocytochemistry, immunoblotting, and radioimmunoassay.
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