Pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) is the precursor of ACTH, α-MSH and β-endorphin, neuropeptides with multiple regulatory functions. Both the pituitary gland and peripheral tissues such as mammalian skin are capable of generating POMC-derived neuropeptides. Mammalian skin is also a target for POMC products; their possible roles in skin physiology and pathology are discussed in this communication.
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- Molecular Biology