MLNR


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MLNR

A gene on chromosome 2q21-q22 that encodes a G protein-coupled receptor for motilin, a 22-amino-acid peptide hormone expressed throughout the GI tract.
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2003), although detail distributions of MLNR and GHSR have not been reported.
The association between haplotypes and growth traits cannot be explained by the protein sequences, since the SNPs detected in the coding regions of MLNR do not induce missense mutations, and thus MLNR proteins are functionally normal.
One likely possibility to explain the association between MLNR haplotypes and growth traits is that presence of GGGGC insertion polymorphism in the 5'-upstream region of MLNR, corresponding to the predicted Sp1 binding site, may affect MLNR gene expression.