Aliases for GPR183 Gene
External Ids for GPR183 Gene
Previous Symbols for GPR183 Gene
This gene was identified by the up-regulation of its expression upon Epstein-Barr virus infection of primary B lymphocytes. This gene is predicted to encode a G protein-coupled receptor that is most closely related to the thrombin receptor. Expression of this gene was detected in B-lymphocyte cell lines and lymphoid tissues but not in T-lymphocyte cell lines or peripheral blood T lymphocytes. The function of this gene is unknown. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GPR183 Gene
GPR183 (G Protein-Coupled Receptor 183) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are GPCRs, Other. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and oxysterol binding. An important paralog of this gene is PTAFR.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPR183 Gene
Receptor for oxysterol 7-alpha,25-dihydroxycholesterol (7-alpha,25-OHC) and other related oxysterols. Binding of 7-alpha,25-OHC mediates the correct localization of B-cells during humoral immune responses. Promotes activated B-cell localization in the outer follicle and interfollicular regions. Its specific expression during B-cell maturation helps position B-cells appropriately for mounting T-dependent antibody responses (By similarity). Signals constitutively through G(i)-alpha, but not through G(s)-alpha or G(q)-alpha. Signals constitutively also via MAPK1/3 (ERK1/2).