Melanocortin 3 receptor

Melanocortin 3 receptor

Melanocortin 3 receptor
MC3R Gene
RNA expression pattern

Melanocortin receptor 3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MC3R gene.[1][2]

This gene encodes MC3, a G-protein coupled receptor for melanocyte-stimulating hormone and adrenocorticotropic hormone that is expressed in tissues other than the adrenal cortex and melanocytes. This gene maps to the same region as the locus for benign neonatal epilepsy. Mice deficient for this gene have increased fat mass despite decreased food intake suggesting a role for this gene product in the regulation of energy homeostasis.[2]

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