Aliases for TAAR9 Gene
External Ids for TAAR9 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TAAR9 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAAR9 Gene
TAAR9 is a member of a large family of rhodopsin G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs, or GPRs). GPCRs contain 7 transmembrane domains and transduce extracellular signals through heterotrimeric G proteins.[supplied by OMIM, Jul 2005]
GeneCards Summary for TAAR9 Gene
TAAR9 (Trace Amine Associated Receptor 9 (Gene/Pseudogene)) 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 TAAR8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TAAR9 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.