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Special Issue "The Melanocortin System: From Ligands to Receptors and Accessory Systems"
A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2023) | Viewed by 3293
Special Issue Editors
Interests: melanocyte stimulating hormones (MSHs); melanocortin receptors (MCRs); melanocortin structure function relationships; melanocortin biological activities; melanocortin pharmacological activities; melanocortin physiological activities; melanocortin structures; melanocortin tissue distribution; melanocortin roles in health and disease
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Interests: melanocortin; drug design and discovery; GPCR; peptide and peptidomimetics; pigmentation; melanoma; high throughput screening
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Special Issue Information
The melanocortin system is a critical, complex biological system of peptide hormones produced from the precursor protein proopiomelanocortin (POMC), 5 G-protein coupled receptors MC1R, MC2R, MC3R, MC4R and MC5R, plus complex downstream signaling pathways that modulate and control many important biological processes in all animal species, including humans. These include pigmentation, feeding behavior, sexual function, temperature control, and many others that are still being discovered as well as many diseases associated with these functions. Original manuscripts and reviews dealing with all aspects of this system including ligand design, biological activities, and mechanisms from a chemical, biological, physical, pharmacological, physiological, or medical perspective are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Victor J. Hruby
Prof. Dr. Minying Cai
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- melanocortin system
- drug design