Melanocortin receptors are members of the rhodopsin family of 7-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors. There are five known members of the melanocortin receptor system each with differing specificities for melanocortins: MC1R. MC1R is associated with pigmentation genetics. MC2R. MC2R is also known as the ACTH receptor or corticotropin receptor because it is specific for ACTH alone. MC3R. MC3R MC4R.