MC1R(redirected from melanotropin receptor)
MC1RA gene on chromosome 16q24.3 that encodes a receptor for alpha, beta and gamma melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH), the activity of which is mediated by G protein-activated adenylate cyclase.
Genetic variations in MC1R are associated with variation in skin/hair/eye pigmentation type 2, and are linked to cutaneous malignant melanoma type 5.
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