Sequence Characterization of Teleost Fish Melanocortin Receptors

  title={Sequence Characterization of Teleost Fish Melanocortin Receptors},
  author={Darren W. Logan and Robert J. Bryson-Richardson and Martin S. Taylor and Peter David Currie and Ian J. Jackson},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Abstract: Zebrafish are an excellent model system for studying the function of melanocortins in developmental and physiological processes, not least because there are a considerable number of mutant lines in which pigment patterns are affected. The behavior of fish melanophores is influenced by α‐melanocyte‐stimulating hormone (α‐MSH) and melanin‐concentrating hormone (MCH). We have used a rapid assay for α‐MSH and MCH function using melanophores present on single zebrafish scales. By in silico… 

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