Aliases for GPRC6A Gene
External Ids for GPRC6A Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GPRC6A Gene
Members of family C of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily, such as GPRC6A, are characterized by an evolutionarily conserved amino acid-sensing motif linked to an intramembranous 7-transmembrane loop region. Several members of GPCR family C, including GPRC6A, also have a long N-terminal domain (summary by Pi et al., 2005 [PubMed 16199532]).[supplied by OMIM, Nov 2010]
GeneCards Summary for GPRC6A Gene
GPRC6A (G Protein-Coupled Receptor Class C Group 6 Member A) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GPRC6A include Hyperparathyroidism and Ocular Albinism. 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. An important paralog of this gene is CASR.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GPRC6A Gene
Receptor activated by amino acids with a preference for basic amino acids such as L-Lys, L-Arg and L-ornithine but also by small and polar amino acids. The L-alpha amino acids respond is augmented by divalent cations Ca(2+) and Mg(2+). Activated by extracellular calcium and osteocalcin. Seems to act through a G(q)/G(11) and G(i)-coupled pathway. Mediates the non-genomic effects of androgens in multiple tissue. May coordinate nutritional and hormonal anabolic signals through the sensing of extracellular amino acids, osteocalcin, divalent ions and its responsiveness to anabolic steroids.