POMC

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POMC

Abbreviation for proopiomelanocortin.
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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.
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POMC

Abbreviation for proopiomelanocortin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

POMC

Abbrev. for PROOPIOMELANOCORTIN.
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