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Gene Family: Melatonin receptors (MTNR)

Melatonin receptor: A melatonin receptor is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) which binds melatonin. Three types of melatonin receptor have been cloned. The MT 1 (or Mel 1A or MTNR1A) and MT 2 (or Mel 1B or MTNR1B) receptor subtypes are present in humans and other mammals, while an additional melatonin receptor subtype MT 3 (or Mel 1C or MTNR1C) has been identified in amphibia and birds. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 2

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
MTNR1A melatonin receptor 1A MEL-1A-R 4q35.2
MTNR1B melatonin receptor 1B 11q14.3