The three volumes on "The Melanotropic Peptides" are the outcome of a conference of the same name that was held in Tucson, Arizona, from October 11-12, 1986. Volume III discusses the known mechanisms of action of the two melanotropic peptides, and concludes with a discussion of the possible biomedical applications of the melanotropins.

chapter 1|14 pages

Melanotropin Bioassays

ByMac E. Hadley, Ana Maria de L. Castrucci

chapter 2|12 pages

Melanotropin Mechanisms of Action: Melanosome Movements

ByMac E. Hadley, Ana Maria de L. Castrucci

chapter 3|20 pages

The Role of Protein Phosphorylation in the Mechanism of Action of α-Msh

ByPierre N. E. De Graan, Alex N. Eberle

chapter 4|12 pages

Melanotropin Mechanisms of Action: Melanogenesis

ByJohn Pawelek, John McLane, Michael Osber

chapter 5|16 pages

Melanotropin Receptors and Signal Transduction

ByTomi K. Sawyer, Mac E. Hadley, Victor J. Hruby

chapter 6|18 pages

Cyclic, Conformationally Constrained Melanotropin Analogs: Structure-Function and Conformational Relationships

ByWayne L. Cody, Mac E. Hadley, Victor J. Hruby

chapter 7|18 pages

Melanotropin Three-Dimensional Structural Studies by Physical Methods and Computer-Assisted Molecular Modeling

ByWayne L. Cody, J. W. Sam Stevenson, Fahad Al-Obeidi, Elizabeth E. Sugg, Victor J. Hruby

chapter 8|18 pages

Melanotropin Receptors: Studies with Labeled Melanotropins

ByAlex N. Eberle, Pierre N. E. de Graan, Walter Siegrist, Jürg Girard

chapter 9|22 pages

Melanotropic Peptides: Biomedical Applications

ByDhirendra N. Chaturvedi, Mac E. Hadley

chapter 10|2 pages

The Melanotropic Peptides: A Summary

ByAaron B. Lerner, Gisela E. Moellmann