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Motilin receptor (version 2019.4) in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology Database

Anthony P. Davenport1
  1. University of Cambridge, UK


Motilin receptors (provisional nomenclature) are activated by motilin, a 22 amino-acid peptide derived from a precursor (MLN, P12872), which may also generate a motilin-associated peptide. These receptors promote gastrointestinal motility and are suggested to be responsible for the gastrointestinal prokinetic effects of certain macrolide antibiotics (often called motilides; e.g. erythromycin), although for many of these molecules the evidence is sparse.


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