External Ids for ADORA3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ADORA3 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the family of adenosine receptors, which are G-protein-coupled receptors that are involved in a variety of intracellular signaling pathways and physiological functions. The receptor encoded by this gene mediates a sustained cardioprotective function during cardiac ischemia, it is involved in the inhibition of neutrophil degranulation in neutrophil-mediated tissue injury, it has been implicated in both neuroprotective and neurodegenerative effects, and it may also mediate both cell proliferation and cell death. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. This gene shares its 5' terminal exon with some transcripts from overlapping GeneID:57413, which encodes an immunoglobulin domain-containing protein. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2014]
GeneCards Summary for ADORA3 Gene
ADORA3 (Adenosine A3 Receptor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ADORA3 include ischemia. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Sphingolipid signaling pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and G-protein coupled adenosine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADORA1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ADORA3 Gene
Receptor for adenosine. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which inhibits adenylyl cyclase. Possible role in reproduction.
The adenosine A3 receptor is a member of the adenosine receptor group of G-protein-coupled receptors that also includes A1, A2A and A2B. They display high expression levels in the testes and mast cells of rats, with low expression levels in the thyroid, liver, kidney and heart.