PROOPIOMELANOCORTIN (POMC)

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A precursor of several hormones, Propiomelanocortin or POMC is synthesized in the pituitary gland. After cleavage by enzymes at various positions, it can yield the biologically active compounds Beta-Endorphin and Adrenocoticotropic Hormone.

PROOPIOMELANOCORTIN (POMC): "A low level of POMC led to all types of maladies in the patient."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PROOPIOMELANOCORTIN (POMC)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/proopiomelanocortin-pomc/ (accessed June 25, 2022).

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