Aliases for OPN3 Gene
External Ids for OPN3 Gene
Previous Symbols for OPN3 Gene
Opsins are members of the guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptor superfamily. In addition to the visual opsins, mammals possess several photoreceptive non-visual opsins that are expressed in extraocular tissues. This gene, opsin 3, is strongly expressed in brain and testis and weakly expressed in liver, placenta, heart, lung, skeletal muscle, kidney, and pancreas. The gene may also be expressed in the retina. The protein has the canonical features of a photoreceptive opsin protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for OPN3 Gene
OPN3 (Opsin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with OPN3 include mitral valve insufficiency and enamel erosion. 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 G-protein coupled photoreceptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is OPN1SW.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for OPN3 Gene
May play a role in encephalic photoreception