Molecular biology and physiology of the melanocortin system in fish: a review.

@article{Metz2006MolecularBA,
  title={Molecular biology and physiology of the melanocortin system in fish: a review.},
  author={Juriaan Rogier Metz and Joris J M Peters and Gert Flik},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={150-62}
}
The melanocortin system consists of melanocortin peptides derived from the proopiomelanocortin gene (in particular adrenocorticotropic hormone, ACTH, and melanocyte-stimulating hormones, MSH) and five melanocortin receptor subtypes (MC1R-MC5R). Knowledge of the melanocortin system in fish is still limited, but information on the receptor part of the system is very rapidly growing. The melanocortin receptors (MCRs) have been recently cloned from several species of fish. The amino acid sequences… CONTINUE READING

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