Aliases for CASR Gene
External Ids for CASR Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CASR Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CASR Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a plasma membrane G protein-coupled receptor that senses small changes in circulating calcium concentration. The encoded protein couples this information to intracellular signaling pathways that modify parathyroid hormone secretion or renal cation handling, and thus this protein plays an essential role in maintaining mineral ion homeostasis. Mutations in this gene are a cause of familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia, neonatal severe hyperparathyroidism, and autosomal dominant hypocalcemia. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]
GeneCards Summary for CASR Gene
CASR (Calcium Sensing Receptor) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CASR include Hypocalcemia, Autosomal Dominant 1 and Hypocalciuric Hypercalcemia, Familial, Type I. Among its related pathways are Signaling by GPCR and Taste transduction. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and protein kinase binding. An important paralog of this gene is GPRC6A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CASR Gene
G-protein-coupled receptor that senses changes in the extracellular concentration of calcium ions and plays a key role in maintaining calcium homeostasis (PubMed:7759551, PubMed:8702647, PubMed:8636323, PubMed:8878438, PubMed:17555508, PubMed:19789209, PubMed:21566075, PubMed:22114145, PubMed:23966241, PubMed:25292184, PubMed:25104082, PubMed:26386835, PubMed:25766501, PubMed:22789683). Senses fluctuations in the circulating calcium concentration and modulates the production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) in parathyroid glands (By similarity). The activity of this receptor is mediated by a G-protein that activates a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system (PubMed:7759551). The G-protein-coupled receptor activity is activated by a co-agonist mechanism: aromatic amino acids, such as Trp or Phe, act concertedly with divalent cations, such as calcium or magnesium, to achieve full receptor activation (PubMed:27434672, PubMed:27386547).
The calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is a G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) that senses extracellular Ca2+. The CaSR has wide tissue expression being found in the parathyroid gland, thyroid, kidney, intestine, skin, brain, heart, pancreas, bone and lung.