Aliases for PTGDR2 Gene
External Ids for PTGDR2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for PTGDR2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for PTGDR2 Gene
This gene encodes a G-protein-coupled receptor that is preferentially expressed in CD4+ effector T helper 2 (Th2) cells. This protein is a prostaglandin D2 receptor that mediates the pro-inflammatory chemotaxis of eosinophils, basophils, and Th2 lymphocytes generated during allergic inflammation. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 3' UTR of this gene have been associated with asthma susceptibility.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2011]
GeneCards Summary for PTGDR2 Gene
PTGDR2 (Prostaglandin D2 Receptor 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with PTGDR2 include Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis and Folliculitis. Among its related pathways are Eicosanoid ligand-binding receptors and Signaling by GPCR. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include G protein-coupled receptor activity and prostaglandin F receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is LTB4R2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for PTGDR2 Gene
Receptor for prostaglandin D2 (PGD2). Coupled to the G(i)-protein. Receptor activation may result in pertussis toxin-sensitive decreases in cAMP levels and Ca(2+) mobilization. PI3K signaling is also implicated in mediating PTGDR2 effects. PGD2 induced receptor internalization. CRTH2 internalization can be regulated by diverse kinases such as, PKC, PKA, GRK2, GPRK5/GRK5 and GRK6. Receptor activation is responsible, at least in part, in immune regulation and allergic/inflammation responses.