N-Terminal peptide of proopiomelanocortin

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N-Terminal peptide of proopiomelanocortin
Identifiers
Symbol N-POMC
Alt. symbols NPP; pro-γ-MSH

The N-terminal peptide/fragment of proopiomelanocortin (NPP; N-POMC), also known as pro-γ-MSH, is a naturally occurring, endogenous metabolite of the polypeptide proopiomelanocortin (POMC).

N-POMC is also a precursor for γ1-MSH, γ2-MSH, and γ3-MSH, and can form them through proteolyic cleavage.

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