Aliases for TAAR8 Gene
External Ids for TAAR8 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TAAR8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAAR8 Gene
GeneCards Summary for TAAR8 Gene
TAAR8 (Trace Amine Associated Receptor 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Signaling by GPCR. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and trace-amine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAAR9.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAAR8 Gene
Orphan receptor. Could be a receptor for trace amines. Trace amines are biogenic amines present in very low levels in mammalian tissues. Although some trace amines have clearly defined roles as neurotransmitters in invertebrates, the extent to which they function as true neurotransmitters in vertebrates has remained speculative. Trace amines are likely to be involved in a variety of physiological functions that have yet to be fully understood.