Alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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α-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) is an endogenous peptide hormone and neuropeptide.

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A study of 55 patients found significantly higher levels of a-MSH in the blood in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.[1]

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  1. Shishioh-Ikejima, Nobue; Ogawa, Tokiko; Yamaguti, Kouzi; Watanabe, Yasuyoshi; Kuratsune, Hirohiko; Kiyama, Hiroshi (August 23, 2010). "The increase of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone in the plasma of chronic fatigue syndrome patients". BMC neurology. 10: 73. doi:10.1186/1471-2377-10-73. ISSN 1471-2377. PMC 2933583. PMID 20731841.

α α / Α. Greek letter alpha or alfa (a symbol used in science), equivalent to "a".

endogenous Growing or originating from within an organism.

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