Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2

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Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2 (MCH2) also known as G-protein coupled receptor 145 (GPR145) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the MCHR2 gene.[1][2][3]

MCH2 is also found in dogs, ferrets, and some other primates and carnivores, but is not found in mice or rats. This has delayed research into the receptor as a therapeutic target, due to most early pharmaceutical research usually being conducted in small mammals such as mice, rats or rabbits which lack the MCH2 gene and its receptor product.

Clinical significance

Treatment of human cells expressing MCHR2 with MCH resulted in upregulation of IDH3A, PCK1 and PFKFB4 and the downregulation of INSIG2 and ACOT8.[4]

See also


  1. "Entrez Gene: MCHR2 melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2".
  2. Mori M, Harada M, Terao Y, Sugo T, Watanabe T, Shimomura Y, Abe M, Shintani Y, Onda H, Nishimura O, Fujino M (May 2001). "Cloning of a novel G protein-coupled receptor, SLT, a subtype of the melanin-concentrating hormone receptor". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 283 (5): 1013–8. doi:10.1006/bbrc.2001.4893. PMID 11355873.
  3. Hill J, Duckworth M, Murdock P, Rennie G, Sabido-David C, Ames RS, Szekeres P, Wilson S, Bergsma DJ, Gloger IS, Levy DS, Chambers JK, Muir AI (June 2001). "Molecular cloning and functional characterization of MCH2, a novel human MCH receptor". J. Biol. Chem. 276 (23): 20125–9. doi:10.1074/jbc.M102068200. PMID 11274220.
  4. Zhang Q, Yuan CF, Wu MJ, Wang YG, Qin Q, Shi YY, Liu GL, Song FZ (June 2010). "Comparative proteomic analysis of proteins influenced by melanin-concentrating hormone and melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 2 interaction". Horm. Metab. Res. 42 (7): 521–7. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1249019. PMID 20340065.

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