Anti-candida activity of α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH) peptides

Isabella Rauch, Simone Holzmeister, Barbara Kofler

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Previously, α-MSH, a 13-amino acid neuropeptide and the tripeptide α-MSH have been shown to possess potent antimicrobial properties. We performed microplate based growth inhibition assays on C. albicans with α-MSH, but could not observe any growth inhibiting effect. Repeating the originally published assay with different C. albicans strains, we detected a mild growth inhibiting effect of 100 μM α-MSH, but again no effect of α-MSH. J. Leukoc. Biol. 85: 371-372; 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-372
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Leukocyte Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Antimicrobial
  • Candida albicans
  • Neuropeptide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology


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