Aliases for NPBWR2 Gene
External Ids for NPBWR2 Gene
Previous Symbols for NPBWR2 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is an integral membrane protein and G protein-coupled receptor. The encoded protein is similar in sequence to another G protein-coupled receptor (GPR7), and it is structurally similar to opioid and somatostatin receptors. This protein binds neuropeptides B and W. This gene is intronless and is expressed primarily in the frontal cortex of the brain. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NPBWR2 Gene
NPBWR2 (Neuropeptides B/W Receptor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include neuropeptide receptor activity and opioid receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is GALR2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NPBWR2 Gene
Interacts specifically with a number of opioid ligands. Receptor for neuropeptides B and W, which may be involved in neuroendocrine system regulation, food intake and the organization of other signals