Melanotan

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

Other articles related to "melanotan":

Melanocyte-stimulating Hormone - Synthetic MSH
... Two of the better known are afamelanotide (melanotan-1) in testing by Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals in Australia and bremelanotide by Palatin Technologies, a New Jersey company ... An additional analog called Melanotan II causes enhanced libido and erections in most male test subject and arousal with corresponding genital involvement in most female test subjects ... Bremelanotide (formerly PT-141) which stemmed from Melanotan II research was previously under development by the New Jersey company for its aphrodisiac effects ...
Afamelanotide - General Population Usage of Melanotan Peptides
... General public users of the melanotan peptides (including melanotan-1) have been reported to number into the tens of thousands in the UK with one BBC report explaining that a January ... on a "thriving" internet community of users of the peptides at the site Melanotan.org where members discuss their experiences using the unlicensed and ... that 10,000 syringes are sold annually to Norwegian users of melanotan-1 and melanotan II ...
Afamelanotide - Human Pigmentation Clinical Trials - Arizona
... that, "subcutaneous administration is an efficacious method of delivering melanotan" ... with 'tannable' skin types III-IV" given α-MSH (Melanotan-I) determined that an optimal dose for ten daily subcutaneous injections is 0.16 mg/kg per day ... concluded that, "the tanning induced by Melanotan in the face and forearm is associated with a significant increase in the eumelanin content of the human skin." Three 2004 Phase I ...
Afamelanotide
... initially researched and developed as melanotan-1 (i/mɛˈlænɵtæn/) and later, CUV1647 ... bodies outside of trials, but unlicensed and untested powders sold as "melanotan" are found on the Internet and are reported to be used by tens of thousands of members of the general public ... one regulatory agency warning that consumers who purchase any product labeled "melanotan" risk buying a counterfeit drug ...
Afamelanotide - General Population Usage of Melanotan Peptides - "Melanotan" Products Sold For Human Use - Health Warnings On "melanotan" Products Sold For Human Use
... consumers against the use of what it terms are "counterfeit", drugs sold as "melanotan I and II" that are promoted by citing research on afamelanotide ... a warning against the use of any product called "Melanotan" purchased on the internet, noting that claims that imply that it has an, "effect" for protection against skin cancer, "has not been documented" ... Don't be fooled into thinking that Melanotan offers a shortcut to a safer and more even tan ...