This is the amplicon context sequence in accordance with the minimum information for the publication of real-time quantitative PCR experiements (MIQE) guidelines. For more details, please refer to the following publication, "Primer Sequence Disclosure: A Clarification of the MIQE Guidelines."
Real-time PCR probe assay designed for gene expression analysis. Probe assays consist of unlabeled PCR primers and a dual labeled fluorescent probe.
PrimePCR™ PreAmp for Probe Assay: Mc3r, Mouse
PrimePCR™ Template for Probe Assay: Mc3r, Mouse
This gene encodes a member of the melanocortin receptor family. Melanocortin receptors are transmembrane G-protein coupled receptors which respond to small peptide hormones and exhibit diverse functions and tissue type localization. As part of the central nervous melanocortin system the encoded protein is competitively bound by either melanocyte stimulating hormone or agouti-related protein to regulate energy homeostasis and adaptation to food restriction. Disruption of this gene results in an increased ratio of weight gain to food intake increased fat mass and decreased lean mass without having a large effect on insulin sensitivity or glucose metabolism. [provided by RefSeq Dec 2012]
Products used to generate validation data:
Amplification of cDNA generated from universal RNA.
Melt curve analysis of above amplification.
Standard curve generated using 20 million copies of template diluted 10 fold to 20 copies.