Melanotan 2

Note: this article describes melanotan II which should not be confused with melanotan-1 which is also known by the generic name afamelanotide. Melanotan II developed at the University of Arizona is a synthetic analog of the naturally occurring melanocortin peptide hormone alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH) that in usage has been shown to have melanogenesis (tanning) and aphrodisiac effects in preliminary studies and clinical trials.

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