The melanocortin family consists of five melanocortin G-Protein-coupled receptors (designated MC1-5R). The melanocortins, α-, β- and γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormones (MSHs), are peptides derived from a precursor protein POMC, and play important roles in energy balance, reproductive function, pigmentation and inflammation. MC4 receptors with high affinities for α-MSH and ACTH are expressed almost exclusively in the CNS and appear to play a prominent role in energy homeostasis.
|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 MC4 receptor
|Ⅲ. Description of Host Cell Line|
|Ⅳ. Representative Data|