Aliases for GABBR2 Gene
External Ids for GABBR2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for GABBR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GABBR2 Gene
The multi-pass membrane protein encoded by this gene belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 3 family and GABA-B receptor subfamily. The GABA-B receptors inhibit neuronal activity through G protein-coupled second-messenger systems, which regulate the release of neurotransmitters, and the activity of ion channels and adenylyl cyclase. This receptor subunit forms an active heterodimeric complex with GABA-B receptor subunit 1, neither of which is effective on its own. Allelic variants of this gene have been associated with nicotine dependence.[provided by RefSeq, Jan 2010]
GeneCards Summary for GABBR2 Gene
GABBR2 (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Type B Receptor Subunit 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GABBR2 include Nicotine Dependence, Protection Against and Sensory Neuropathy Type 1. Among its related pathways are Taste transduction and Inwardly rectifying K+ channels. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and G-protein coupled GABA receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is GPR156.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GABBR2 Gene
Component of a heterodimeric G-protein coupled receptor for GABA, formed by GABBR1 and GABBR2. Within the heterodimeric GABA receptor, only GABBR1 seems to bind agonists, while GABBR2 mediates coupling to G proteins. Ligand binding causes a conformation change that triggers signaling via guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) and modulates the activity of down-stream effectors, such as adenylate cyclase. Signaling inhibits adenylate cyclase, stimulates phospholipase A2, activates potassium channels, inactivates voltage-dependent calcium-channels and modulates inositol phospholipid hydrolysis. Plays a critical role in the fine-tuning of inhibitory synaptic transmission. Pre-synaptic GABA receptor inhibits neurotransmitter release by down-regulating high-voltage activated calcium channels, whereas postsynaptic GABA receptor decreases neuronal excitability by activating a prominent inwardly rectifying potassium (Kir) conductance that underlies the late inhibitory postsynaptic potentials. Not only implicated in synaptic inhibition but also in hippocampal long-term potentiation, slow wave sleep, muscle relaxation and antinociception.
GABAB receptors are metabotropic G-protein-coupled receptors responsible for mediating the inhibitory effects of GABA alongside ionotropic GABAA and GABAA-rho receptors. They exist as heterodimers of GABAB1 and GABAB2 subunits, with both required for function.