Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Melanophore-Stimulating Hormones in the Pituitary of Different Mammalian Species

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Netherlands Journal of Zoology
For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

Extracts of the pituitaries of rat, mouse, hamster, guinea pig (rodents), hare and rabbit (lagomorphs) were exposed to zone electrophoresis on starch. The electrophoretic samples were tested as to their melanophore-stimulating activity, using pieces of isolated skin of the lizard Anolis carolinensis in vitro as a test object. It was shown that different components with melanophore-stimulating activities are present in the pituitaries of these animals. The electrophoretic behaviour of three of these components is comparable to that of MSH's with known chemical structures, viz., alpha-, beta-seryl-, and beta-glutamyl-MSH. In each instance a relatively high melanophore-stimulating activity was found for the component with an electrophoretic behaviour of alpha-MSH. A component with an electrophoretic behaviour resembling that of beta-seryl-MSH, present in the pituitaries of the lagomorphs, had a stronger melanophore-stimulating activity than a similar component present in the pituitaries of the rodents.

Affiliations: 1: Zoological Laboratory, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Netherlands Journal of Zoology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation