Melanin-concentrating Hormone Receptors
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a neuropeptide that is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems and plays an important role in the control of feeding behaviors and energy metabolism. MCH acts on two GPCRs: MCH1 (GPR24) and MCH2 (GPR145).
MCH1 and MCH2 have very similar tissue distribution patterns and are expressed in many brain regions, particularly the ventromedial, dorsalmedial and arcuate nuclei of the hypothalamus and zona incerta. They are also found at lower levels in the periphery including in the pituitary gland, adipose tissue and pancreas. MCH1 is a target for the orexigenic peptide leptin, which supports a role for MCH receptors in the control of food intake and energy expenditure. The human genes encoding MCH1 and MCH2 are localized to chromosomes 22q13.3 and 6q21 respectively. MCH2 is a pseudogene in rodents.
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