Image of the Day: Pretty Prohormone

Once it’s cleaved, the protein precursor pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) gives rise to hormones involved in appetite, arousal, pleasure, and more.

The Scientist Staff
Jun 8, 2017

A fluorescent microscopy image depicting POMC neurons (green) in the arcuate nucleus of the mouse hypothalamus.


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Image of the Day: Pretty Prohormone

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