Literature associating MC4R and obesity
Melanocortin 4 receptor; Receptor specific to the heptapeptide core common to adrenocorticotropic hormone and alpha-, beta-, and gamma-MSH. Plays a central role in energy homeostasis and somatic growth. This receptor is mediated by G proteins that stimulate adenylate cyclase (cAMP); Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family.
Synonyms: MC4R, MC4Rp, hMC4R, A0N0W8, K4N7A9 ...