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Details for messenger / hormone: cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript protein

EndoNet ID: ENH01136

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  • cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript protein

General information

  • CART is encoded by cartcp gene in human. [1]
  • CART is an anorectic protein associated with the action of leptin an neuropeptide y. [2]


Hormone function

  • CNS function
  • homeostasis

Chemical classification

  • hormone
    • genome-encoded
      • peptide neurotransmitters

Links to other resources

UniProt Q16568
Ensembl ENST00000296777
KEGG hsa:9607
  • Anatomical structure: nucleus_accumbens

    Influenced by:

    • 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 4
      in nucleus_accumbens
      • Stimulation of the 5-HT4 receptors mediate an increase in the mRNA levels of the CART protein in the nucleus accumbens. [3]
  • Anatomical structure: hypothalamus

  • Anatomical structure: tegmentum_of_mesencephalon


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