Aliases for TAS2R20 Gene
External Ids for TAS2R20 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TAS2R20 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAS2R20 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the taste receptor two family of class C G-protein coupled receptors. Receptors of this family have a short extracellular N-terminus, seven transmembrane helices, three extracellular loops and three intracellular loops, and an intracellular C-terminus. Members of this family are expressed in a subset of taste receptor cells, where they function in bitter taste reception, as well as in non-gustatory cells including those of the brain, reproductive organs, respiratory system, and gastrointestinal system. This gene maps to the taste receptor gene cluster on chromosome 12p13. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2016]
GeneCards Summary for TAS2R20 Gene
TAS2R20 (Taste 2 Receptor Member 20) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Taste transduction. GO annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAS2R46.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAS2R20 Gene
Receptor that may play a role in the perception of bitterness and is gustducin-linked. May play a role in sensing the chemical composition of the gastrointestinal content. The activity of this receptor may stimulate alpha gustducin, mediate PLC-beta-2 activation and lead to the gating of TRPM5 (By similarity).