Aliases for DRD4 Gene
External Ids for DRD4 Gene
This gene encodes the D4 subtype of the dopamine receptor. The D4 subtype is a G-protein coupled receptor which inhibits adenylyl cyclase. It is a target for drugs which treat schizophrenia and Parkinson disease. Mutations in this gene have been associated with various behavioral phenotypes, including autonomic nervous system dysfunction, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and the personality trait of novelty seeking. This gene contains a polymorphic number (2-10 copies) of tandem 48 nt repeats; the sequence shown contains four repeats. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for DRD4 Gene
DRD4 (Dopamine Receptor D4) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with DRD4 include separation anxiety disorder and chronic tic disorder. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and drug binding. An important paralog of this gene is CHRM4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for DRD4 Gene
Dopamine receptor responsible for neuronal signaling in the mesolimbic system of the brain, an area of the brain that regulates emotion and complex behavior. Its activity is mediated by G proteins which inhibit adenylyl cyclase. Modulates the circadian rhythm of contrast sensitivity by regulating the rhythmic expression of NPAS2 in the retinal ganglion cells (By similarity).
D4 receptors are members of the dopamine receptor G-protein-coupled receptor family that also includes D1, D2, D3 and D5. They are located primarily in the frontal cortex, midbrain, amygdala and the cardiovascular system. The function of the D4 receptor is unknown, although a role in cognition and emotion has been proposed. The human D4 receptor gene has been localized to chromosome 11 (11q15.5).