Aliases for LTB4R Gene
External Ids for LTB4R Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for LTB4R Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for LTB4R Gene
GeneCards Summary for LTB4R Gene
LTB4R (Leukotriene B4 Receptor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with LTB4R include allergic encephalomyelitis. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Interleukin-3, 5 and GM-CSF signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and leukotriene receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is LTB4R2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for LTB4R Gene
Receptor for extracellular ATP > UTP and ADP. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which activate a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system. May be the cardiac P2Y receptor involved in the regulation of cardiac muscle contraction through modulation of L-type calcium currents. Is a receptor for leukotriene B4, a potent chemoattractant involved in inflammation and immune response.
Leukotriene and related receptors are activated by the endogenous ligands leukotriene (LT) B4, LTC4, LTD4, LTE4 and 12-HETE. Leukotrienes are lipid mediators synthesized from arachidonic acid by lipoxygenase enzymes. They are important in inflammatory signaling pathways.