Protein Name melanocortin 4 receptor
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4160
Gene Symbol

MC4R

UniProt P32245 (MC4R_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 285
Total Number of Articles : 284
Description

melanocortin 4 receptor

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane-bound receptor and member of the melanocortin receptor family. The encoded protein interacts with adrenocorticotropic and MSH hormones and is mediated by G proteins. This is an intronless gene. Defects in this gene are a cause of autosomal dominant obesity. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]

synonyms
  • melanocortin receptor 4
  • MC4-R
  • mutant melanocortin-4 receptor
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Properties