Aliases for NMUR2 Gene
External Ids for NMUR2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for NMUR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NMUR2 Gene
This gene encodes a protein from the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family. This protein is a receptor for neuromedin U, which is a neuropeptide that is widely distributed in the gut and central nervous system. This receptor plays an important role in the regulation of food intake and body weight. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for NMUR2 Gene
NMUR2 (Neuromedin U Receptor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NMUR2 include Body Mass Index Quantitative Trait Locus 11. 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 neuropeptide receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is NMUR1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for NMUR2 Gene
Receptor for the neuromedin-U and neuromedin-S neuropeptides.
Neuromedin U (NMU) receptors are a group of Gq/11-protein-coupled receptors that are currently divided into two subtypes: NMU1 and NMU2. The two subtypes have distinct tissue distributions: NMU1 is expressed in the periphery, whilst NMU2 is expressed in the CNS.