Melanotan 2 (MT-2) is a man-made version of alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH), a melanocortin peptide hormone. It was first synthesized by researchers at the University of Arizona for melanogenesis, and to increase libido effects in men. The peptide mimics melanogenesis and UV-protective effects of Melanotan 1. However, recent research evidences suggest aphrodisiac effects of Melanotan 2. Due to protective effects against harmful UV rays, it is being studied as a potential prophylaxis against melanoma (skin cancer). The synthetic chemical is contraindicated for consumption, diagnosis or treatment in humans, and strictly for research purpose only. The molecular weight and formula is 1024.2 and C50H69N15O9, respectively.
Melanotan 2 Chemical Profile
Molecular weight: 1024.2
Peptide purity: > 99.0%
Chain: Ac-Nle-Asp-His-D-Phe-Arg-Trp-Lys-NH2(cyclic 2-7)