Melanin Concentrating Hormone GPCR Family Subtypes and Products
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Melanin-concentrating hormone receptors are a family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprised of two receptor subtypes: MCH1, found in all mammals, and MCH2, found in some primates and carnivores. Melanin-concentrating hormone receptors have a role in a variety of bodily functions, such as anxiety, appetite control, depression, and stress. Research is being done on the application of MCH1 antagonists in the treatment of various diseases such as depression, anxiety, obesity. MCH1 agonists also have a possible application in the treatment of insomnia and osteoporosis.