Melanocortin receptor 3 (MC3)

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BMIQ9; MC3; MC3-R; OB20; OQTL; Obesity quantitative trait locus; melanocortin 3 receptor; melanocortin receptor 3
This gene encodes 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. Mutations in this gene are associated with a susceptibility to obesity in humans. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
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Assay Readout Background Species Cell Line
Internalization U2OS Human 93-0837C3
cAMP CHO-K1 Human 95-0045C2
β-Arrestin U2OS Human 93-0984C3
Assay Readout Background Species Assay Kit
cAMP CHO-K1 Human 95-0045E2CP2M
cAMP CHO-K1 Human 95-0045E2CP2L
Internalization U2OS Human 93-0837E3CP0M
Internalization U2OS Human 93-0837E3CP0L
β-Arrestin U2OS Human 93-0984E3CP5M
β-Arrestin U2OS Human 93-0984E3CP5L
KINOMEscan TKscan BROMOscan NHRscan GPCRscan PATHscan
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