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General and comparative endocrinology

Circulating forms of alpha MSH in the carp and trout blood: an HPLC and RIA study.


PMID 3023175

Abstract

The three forms of MSH(desacetyl-, monoacetyl-, and diacetyl) circulate in the carp and trout blood. Their proportions there are as follows: in the carp, the desacetylated form is 2.5% of total MSH and the monoacetylated form 72% of the acetylated forms of alpha MSH. In the trout, similar proportions were found: desacetyl alpha MSH was 5% of total alpha MSH and monoacetyl-, 70% of the acetylated MSHs.