Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including insulin secretion; positive regulation of bone resorption; and response to insulin. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm; nucleus; and plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including axial skeleton; nervous system; and thyroid gland. Used to study fatty liver disease; non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; and obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in morbid obesity and obesity. Orthologous to human MC4R (melanocortin 4 receptor).