Melanin-concentrating hormone receptors C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).

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Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) receptors (provisional nomenclature as recommended by NC-IUPHAR [5]) are activated by an endogenous nonadecameric cyclic peptide identical in humans and rats (DFDMLRCMLGRVYRPCWQV) generated from a precursor (PMCH, P20382), which also produces neuropeptide EI (PMCH, P20382) and neuropeptide GE (PMCH, P20382).


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Database page citation:

Jean A. Boutin, Valérie Audinot, Jean-Louis Nahon, Bernard Lakaye, Yumito Saito. Melanin-concentrating hormone receptors. Accessed on 23/11/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5744-5869.