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.
Table of Contents
1. Melanotropin Bioassays 2. Melanotropin Mechanisms of Action: Melanosome Movemetns 3. The Role of Protein Phosphorylation in the Mechanism of Action of a-MSH 4. Melanotropin Mechanisms of Action: Melanogenesis 5. Melanotropins and Receptor Signal Transduction 6. Cyclic Conformationally Constrained Melanotropin Analogues: Structure-Function and Conformational Relationships 7. Melanotropins Three-Dimensional Structural Studies by Physical Methods and Computer Assisted Molecular Modeling 8. Melanotropin Receptors: Studies with Labeled Melanotropins 9. Melanotropins: Biomedical Applications 10. The Melanotropic Peptides: A Summary