Melanotan II is a highly potent synthetic peptide analogue of α-MSH that may elicit melanogenic, aphrodisiac and anorectic effects through non-selective stimulation of melanocortin receptors. Melanotan-II consists of seven amino acids and is a cyclic, shortened lactam variant of alpha-Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), a multifunctional peptide that regulates a broad array of physiological functions. Melanotan II has been studied extensively for use in protecting against the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation from sunlight due to its melanogenic properties.
Purity, Formulation & Physical Appearance
GHPeptides™ Melanotan 2 has a peptide purity level that exceeds 99.0% as determined by HPLC. This peptide was synthesized with no additives and is supplied as a white lyophilized (freeze-dried) powder.
Solubility & Storage
It is recommended to reconstitute the lyophilized Melanotan 2 in sterile water, which can then be further diluted in other aqueous solutions. Lyophilized Melanotan 2 although stable at room temperature for 3-4 weeks, should be stored desiccated below -18°C. Upon reconstitution, Melanotan 2 should be stored at 4°C out of direct light for between 10-14 days and for future use below -18°C. Prevent repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
This product has been synthesized for in-vitro laboratory studies to be performed with cells or biological molecules. This product is not a drug and has not been approved by the FDA to prevent or cure any medical condition or disease. The purchaser is solely liable for risk involved with using this product for any purpose outside of in vitro studies.
- Synonyms: Melanotan-II; MT-(2)
- CAS #: 121062-08-6
- Molecular Formula: C50H69N15O9
- Molar Mass: 1024.180 Da (g/mol)
- Amino Acid Sequence: