Table 2.

Expression of MCRs in human and rat tissue and kidney cells

Tissue/Cell TypeMC1RMC2RMC3RMC4RMC5R
Kidney+
Podocyte+(+)
Glomerular endothelial cell+(+)
Mesangial cell+
Tubular epithelial cell+(+)
Rat glomeruli+****
Testis+(+)(+)(+)(+)
Adrenal gland(+)++
Brain+(+)+
  • +, mRNA expression CT ≤ 30; (+) weak mRNA expression, 30 ≤ CT < 35; –, no mRNA expression, CT value ≥ 35;

  • *, not done.