Aliases for GPBAR1 Gene
External Ids for GPBAR1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPBAR1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily. This enzyme functions as a cell surface receptor for bile acids. Treatment of cells expressing this GPCR with bile acids induces the production of intracellular cAMP, activation of a MAP kinase signaling pathway, and internalization of the receptor. The receptor is implicated in the suppression of macrophage functions and regulation of energy homeostasis by bile acids. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding the same protein. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GPBAR1 Gene
GPBAR1 (G Protein-Coupled Bile Acid Receptor 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GPBAR1 include Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ocular Albinism. Among its related pathways are Peptide ligand-binding receptors and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G-protein coupled receptor activity and G-protein coupled bile acid receptor activity.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GPBAR1 Gene
Receptor for bile acid. Bile acid-binding induces its internalization, activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase and intracellular cAMP production. May be involved in the suppression of macrophage functions by bile acids.
GPBA receptors (TGR5, GPBAR1, M-BAR) are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that are activated by bile acids. They are highly expressed in the gallbladder, ileum and colon, and are important in the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism, and energy utilization.