Product Name: Melanotan II
Synonyms: AC-NLE-CYCLO(-BETA-ASP-HIS-D-PHE-ARG-TRP-EPSILON-LYS-NH2);AC-NLE-CYCLO[(BETA-D)-HFRW-(EPSILON-K)]-NH2;AC-NLE-CYCLO(-ASP-HIS-D-PHE-ARG-TRP-LYS-NH2) ACETATE SALT;AC-NLE4-C[ASP5, D-PHE7, LYS10]ALPHA-MSH (4-10)-NH2;AC-[NLE4, ASP5, D-PHE7, LYS10]-ALPHA-MSH (4-10)-NH2;(AC-NLE4, ASP5, DPHE7, LYS10)-CYCLO-ALPHA-MSH (4-10) AMIDE;AC-NLE-ASP-HIS-D-PHE-ARG-TRP-LYS-NH2;AC-NLE-ASP-HIS-D-PHE-ARG-TRP-LYS-NH2, ASP5-LYS10, CYCLIC LACTAM
Appearance :White Powder
Identity (ESI-MS) :1024.18±1.0
Source :Chemical Synthesis
Storage :Lyophilized Melanotan II is stable at room temperature for 90 days,however it should be stored in a freezer below -8C for any extended period of time. After reconstituting Melanotan II should be refrigerated at temperatures not to exceed 36 F.
Melanotan may refer to one of two separate peptides : Afamelanotide, originally developed under the names "Melanotan-1" or "Melanotan I" for skin tanning, a drug currently in trials in implant form as a prophylactic treatment for a series of light affected skin disorders and potential skin cancer preventative agent
Melanotan II, a drug originally developed as a skin tanning agent, but subsequently investigated as a potential treatment for sexual dysfunction
Melanotan 2 (also referred to as Melanotan II) is a synthetically produced variant of a peptide hormone naturally produced in the body that stimulates melanogenesis, a process responsible for pigmentation of the skin. This peptide hormone, called alpha-Melanocyte stimulating hormone or MSH, activates certain melanocortin receptors in the process of exerting its effects. Indeed, MSH also exerts potent influence over lipid metabolism, appetite, and sexual libido via these melanocortin receptors. As a result, Melanotan 2 has been shown in studies to exhibit appetite suppressant, lipolytic, and libido-enhancing effects in addition to promoting skin tanning. Melanotan 2 has been researched extensively for use in protecting against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from sunlight due to its melanogenesis-stimulating properties.
Additionally, Melanotan 2 and a similar synthetically produced variant, known as PT-141, have been studied at length as a potential remedy for the treatment of sexual dysfunction; specifically, male erectile dysfunction.