POMC

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POMC

Abbreviation for proopiomelanocortin.

POMC

A gene on chromosome 2p23 that encodes proopiomelanocortin, the melanocortin family of hormones, which include alpha-, beta- and gamma-melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). The melanocortins bind to the melanocortin receptors, a group of five G protein-coupled receptors (MC1R to MC5R) which are involved in a wide range of physiological functions, including pigmentation, energy homeostasis, inflammation, immunomodulation, steroidogenesis and temperature control.

Molecular pathology
Defects of POMC are associated with susceptibility to obesity and proopiomelanocortin deficiency.

POMC

Abbreviation for proopiomelanocortin.

POMC

Abbrev. for PROOPIOMELANOCORTIN.
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