Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor activity. Involved in circadian regulation of gene expression; locomotor rhythm; and regulation of feeding behavior. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm and plasma membrane. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Used to study obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in obesity. Orthologous to human MC3R (melanocortin 3 receptor).