Galanin receptors C

Unless otherwise stated all data on this page refer to the human proteins. Gene information is provided for human (Hs), mouse (Mm) and rat (Rn).

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Galanin receptors (provisional nomenclature as recommended by NC-IUPHAR [8]) are activated by the endogenous peptides galanin (GAL, P22466) and galanin-like peptide (GALP, Q9UBC7). Human galanin (GAL, P22466) is a 30 amino-acid non-amidated peptide [6]; in other species, it is 29 amino acids long and C-terminally amidated. Amino acids 1–14 of galanin are highly conserved in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibia and fish. Shorter peptide species (e.g. human galanin-1–19 [3] and porcine galanin-5–29 [20]) and N-terminally extended forms (e.g. N-terminally seven and nine residue elongated forms of porcine galanin [4,20]) have been reported.


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Database page citation:

Andrew L. Gundlach, Philip J. Ryan. Galanin receptors. Accessed on 25/11/2017. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172: 5744-5869.