Aliases for HTR7 Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HTR7 Gene
The neurotransmitter, serotonin, is thought to play a role in various cognitive and behavioral functions. The serotonin receptor encoded by this gene belongs to the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors and the gene is a candidate locus for involvement in autistic disorder and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Three splice variants have been identified which encode proteins that differ in the length of their carboxy terminal ends. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HTR7 Gene
HTR7 (5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptor 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HTR7 include Autistic Disorder and Coronary Artery Vasospasm. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Circadian entrainment. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and G-protein coupled serotonin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is ADRA1B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HTR7 Gene
This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins that stimulate adenylate cyclase.
Serotonin 5-HT7 receptors are located primarily in the thalamus, hypothalamus and hippocampus. The function of these receptors includes the regulation of circadian rhythms, thermoregulation, learning and memory and smooth muscle relaxation.