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J Mol Graph Model. 1997 Oct;15(5):307-17, 334.

Modeling of the three-dimensional structure of the human melanocortin 1 receptor, using an automated method and docking of a rigid cyclic melanocyte-stimulating hormone core peptide.

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  • 1Uppsala University, Sweden.


A model is presented of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), constructed by use of an unbiased, objective method. The model is created directly from data derived from multiple sequence analysis, a low-resolution EM-projection map of rhodopsin, and the approximate membrane thickness. The model agrees well with available data concerning natural mutations of MC1Rs occurring in different species. A model is also presented of the most rigid ligand for this receptor, the cyclic pentapeptide cHFRWG, shown docked in the receptor model. The receptor-ligand complex model agrees well with available experimental data. The ligand is located between transmembrane region 1 (TM1), TM2, TM3, TM6, and TM7 of the receptor. Multiple interactions occur between ligand and receptor, including interactions with Leu-48 (TM1), Ser-52 (TM1), Glu-55 (TM1), Asn-91 (TM2), Glu-94 (TM2), Thr-95 (TM2) Ile-98 (TM2), Asp-121 (TM3), Thr-124 (TM3), Phe-257 (TM6), Phe-283 (TM7), Asn-290 (TM7), and Asp-294 (TM7) of the receptor.

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