Melanostatin

(BAN, rINN)

Chemical information

Intermedin-inhibiting Factor; Melanocyte-stimulating-hormonerelease-inhibiting Factor; Melanostatina; Melanotropin Releaseinhibiting Factor; MIF.
Chemical formula: Pro-Leu-Gly-NH2.
CAS — 9083-38-9.

Profile

Melanostatin is a tripeptide, obtained from the hypothalamus, that inhibits the release of melanocyte-stimulating hormone (see above) in animals. However, there is little evidence of its activity in man. It has been tried in the treatment of depression and parkinsonism but with little benefit.
Published May 08, 2019.