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Melanin-concentrating hormone: A neuropeptide hormone affecting the relationship between photic environment and fish with special reference to background color and food intake regulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19500627     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) was first discovered in the pituitary gland of the chum salmon for its role in the regulation of skin pallor. Currently, MCH is known to be present in the brains of organisms ranging from fish to mammals. MCH has been suggested to be conserved principally as a central neuromodulator or neurotransmitter in the brain. Indeed, MCH is considered to regulate food intake in mammals. In this review, profiles of MCH in the brain and pituitary gland of teleost fishes are described, focusing on the involvement of MCH in background color adaptation and in food intake regulation.
Masafumi Amano; Akiyoshi Takahashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-06-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Peptides     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1873-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Peptides     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-19     Completed Date:  2010-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008690     Medline TA:  Peptides     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1979-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Kitasato University, Sanriku, Ofunato, Iwate, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Appetite Regulation / genetics,  physiology*
Brain / metabolism
Fishes / metabolism,  physiology*
Hypothalamic Hormones / metabolism,  physiology*
Melanins / metabolism,  physiology*
Pituitary Gland / metabolism
Pituitary Hormones / metabolism,  physiology*
Skin Pigmentation / genetics,  physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hypothalamic Hormones; 0/Melanins; 0/Pituitary Hormones; 67382-96-1/melanin-concentrating hormone

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