Aliases for HTR6 Gene
External Ids for HTR6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HTR6 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor family of proteins. The encoded protein couples with the Gs alpha subunit and stimulates adenylate cyclase to activate the cyclic AMP-dependent signaling pathway. This receptor is thought to regulate cholinergic neuronal transmission in the brain. Several antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs have a high affinity for this receptor. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for HTR6 Gene
HTR6 (5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HTR6 include Alzheimer Disease 5 and Schizophrenia. Among its related pathways are Monoamine GPCRs and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and histamine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is HTR7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for HTR6 Gene
This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins that stimulate adenylate cyclase. It has a high affinity for tricyclic psychotropic drugs (By similarity). Controls pyramidal neurons migration during corticogenesis, through the regulation of CDK5 activity (By similarity). Is an activator of TOR signaling (PubMed:23027611).
Serotonin 5-HT6 receptors are located primarily in the striatum, olfactory tubercles, nucleus accumbens and hippocampus. Functions of 5-HT6 receptors include modulation of cholinergic and dopaminergic neurotransmission, and a role in spatial learning and memory.