Melanocortin Peptides and Neural Plasticity

  • P. M. Edwards
  • W. H. Grispen
Part of the Advances in Applied Neurological Sciences book series (NEUROLOGICAL, volume 2)


The term melanocortin peptides is used to describe peptides related to the pituitary hormones, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and melanophorestimulating hormones (α- and β-MSH). The amino acid sequences of these hormones, together with other biologically active peptides such as β-endorphin, are contained within a common precursor, proopiomelanocortin (POMC) (Fig. 1).


Sciatic Nerve Neural Plasticity Sciatic Nerve Crush Trophic Action Synaptic Efficiency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. M. Edwards
  • W. H. Grispen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Molecular NeurobiologyRudolf Magnus Institute for PharmacologyUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Departm. of Physiological ChemistryInstitute of Molecular BiologyUtrechtThe Netherlands

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