Tag: "melanocortin" at medical news
Scientist Move A Step Closer To Treating Genetic Obesity
...ish scientists who made the connection between the melanocortin
malfunction and obesity in humans. "(This study) provides more detail and it starts to put some of the pieces of the puzzle together. It's an important part of getting to the next step." UF researchers spent three years collecting data from cells, ...
Serotonin the Answer for Anti-Obesity Treatment
...motions, mood and sleep – in affecting the brain's melanocortin
system, a key molecular pathway that controls body weight. "The more we understand about the pathways and the way serotonergic drugs regulate body weight, the more it one day might lead to harnessing beneficial properties of anti-obesity treatments l...
Inhibition of morphine tolerance by spinal melanocortin receptor blockade
Recent research suggests that the melanocortin
system is an important component influencing the c...reatment. Possible modulation of opioid effects by melanocortin
receptor ligands has been recently demonstrated. Researchers from Poland, writing in the October i...
Red hair connected with anaesthesia
...link between red hair and anaesthetics lies in the melanocortin
system. Those with red hair have a specific variant of the melanocortin
receptor in the cells that give hair and skin their pigment. This variant triggers the production of...