POC is an alias for the gene, Proopiomelanocortin, in humans. Other names include: Pro-opiomelanocortin; Corticotropin-lipotropin; adrenocorticotropin; beta-lipotropin; alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone; beta-melanocyte stimulating hormone; beta-endorphin; adrenocorticotropic hormone; ACTH; NPP. The encoded protein has an amino acid length of 267 and a mass of 29.4 kDa. POC is a member of the POMC family. This gene shares homology with other species, including: Mouse, Rat, Zebrafish, Frog, Chicken.