Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone Receptor, human

Known as: Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone Receptor, MC1R, Melanocortin 1 Receptor 
A protein found in skin and eye cells that make melanin (a pigment that gives color to the skin and helps protect it from damage by ultraviolet light… (More)
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2008
Highly Cited
2008
We revisited a classic study of morphological variation in the oldfield mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) to estimate the strength of… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Little is known about the genetic basis of ecologically important morphological variation such as the diverse color patterns of… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) regulates pigmentation in humans and other vertebrates. Variants of MC1R with reduced function… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND A recent genetic study in mice and humans revealed the modulatory effect of MC1R (melanocortin-1 receptor) gene… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Patterns of geographic variation in phenotype or genotype may provide evidence for natural selection. Here, we compare phenotypic… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
The wealth of information on the genetics of pigmentation and the clear fitness consequences of many pigmentation phenotypes… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Sex specificity of neural mechanisms modulating nociceptive information has been demonstrated in rodents, and these qualitative… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Risk of cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) is increased in sun-exposed whites, particularly those with a pale complexion. This… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
Variants of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene are common in individuals with red hair and fair skin, but the relative… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Variation in human skin/hair pigmentation is due to varied amounts of eumelanin (brown/black melanins) and phaeomelanin (red… (More)
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