Aliases for TAAR6 Gene
External Ids for TAAR6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TAAR6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TAAR6 Gene
This gene encodes a seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptor that likely functions as a receptor for endogenous trace amines. Mutations in this gene may be associated with schizophrenia.[provided by RefSeq, Feb 2010]
GeneCards Summary for TAAR6 Gene
TAAR6 (Trace Amine Associated Receptor 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TAAR6 include Schizophrenia 5 and Cyclosporiasis. 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 trace-amine receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TAAR8.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TAAR6 Gene
Orphan receptor. Could be a receptor for trace amines. Trace amines are biogenic amines present in very low levels in mammalian tissues. Although some trace amines have clearly defined roles as neurotransmitters in invertebrates, the extent to which they function as true neurotransmitters in vertebrates has remained speculative. Trace amines are likely to be involved in a variety of physiological functions that have yet to be fully understood.