Aliases for NPFFR1 Gene
External Ids for NPFFR1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NPFFR1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NPFFR1 Gene
GeneCards Summary for NPFFR1 Gene
NPFFR1 (Neuropeptide FF Receptor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and neuropeptide receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is NPY1R.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NPFFR1 Gene
Receptor for NPAF (A-18-F-amide) and NPFF (F-8-F-amide) neuropeptides, also known as morphine-modulating peptides. Can also be activated by a variety of naturally occurring or synthetic FMRF-amide like ligands. This receptor mediates its action by association with G proteins that activate a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system
Neuropeptide FF/AF (NPFF) receptors are a group of Gi/Go-protein coupled receptors that are divided into two subtypes; NPFF1 and NPFF2. NPFF receptors act through inhibition of adenylyl cyclase and activation of phospholipase C and are coupled to voltage-gated N-type calcium channels. NPFF receptors have been implicated in hormonal modulation, regulation of food intake, thermoregulation and nociception through modulation of the opioid system. NPFF receptors are distributed across the central nervous system, but each subtype has specific localizations. NPFF1 are found in their highest concentrations in the septum, nucleus of the tractus solitarius and hypothalamus, suggesting their participation in neuroendocrine functions. NPFF2 are found in their highest concentrations in the diencephalon and superficial layers of the spinal cord, suggesting their participation in the modulation of pain. The human genes encoding NPFF1 and NPFF2 receptors are located on chromosomes 4q21 and 10q21-22 respectively.