Proopiomelanocortin (POMC)
Pituitary Hormones

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 31/05/2010

Description

DEFINITION

Proopiomelanocortin is a polypeptide with 241 amino acid residues, precursor of some pituitary hormones.

The release of any of the fragments (eg ACTH) will increase also the release of the other peptides (alpha-MSH, beta-Endorphin etc)

DatabaseLink
WikigenesURL
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CHEMICAL STRUCTURE AND IMAGES

When relevant for the function

  • Primary structure
  • Secondary structure
  • Tertiary structure
  • Quaternary structure


Protein Aminoacids Percentage
The Protein Aminoacids Percentage gives useful information on the local environment and the metabolic status of the cell (starvation, lack of essential AA, hypoxia)

Model (Width 600 px)

SYNTHESIS AND TURNOVER

mRNA synthesis
protein synthesis
post-translational modifications
degradation

CELLULAR FUNCTIONS

cellular localization,
biological function

** KEGG Pathways
** Human Metabolome Database
* Cell signaling and Ligand transport
* Structural proteins

REGULATION

DIAGNOSTIC USE

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