MC1R is one of the key proteins involved in regulating mammalian skin and hair color. It is located on the plasma membrane of specialized cells known as melanocytes, which produce the pigment melanin through the process of melanogenesis. It works by controlling the type of melanin being produced, and its activation causes the melanocyte to switch from generating the yellow or red phaeomelanin by default to the brown or black eumelanin in replacement.MC1R has also been reported to be involved in cancer (independent of skin coloration), developmental processes, and susceptibility to infections and pain.
|Stability:||20 passages (in-house test, that not means the cell line will be instable beyond the passages we tested.)|
|Freeze Medium:||90% FBS+10% DMSO|
|Culture Medium:||DMEM+10%FBS+400ug/ml G418|
|Storage:||Liquid nitrogen immediately upon delivery|
Functional assay for MC1 receptor
|Ⅲ. Description of Host Cell Line|
|Ⅳ. Representative Data|