<i>GPR62</i> | Class A Orphans | IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

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Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 111

Nomenclature: GPR62

Family: Class A Orphans

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Gene and Protein Information
class A G protein-coupled receptor
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 7 368 3p21.1-p21.9 GPR62 G protein-coupled receptor 62 1
Mouse 7 358 9 F1 Gpr62 G protein-coupled receptor 62
Rat 7 358 8q32 Gpr62 G protein-coupled receptor 62
Previous and Unofficial Names
Database Links
Specialist databases
GPCRDB gpr62_human (Hs), gpr62_mouse (Mm), d4a2b1_rat (Rn)
Other databases
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Tissue Distribution
Brain regions (basal forebrain, frontal cortex, thalamus, hippocampus, caudate and putamen)
Species:  Human
Technique:  Northern blot
References:  1
Tissue Distribution Comments
Transcripts of GPR62 were not detected in the liver when examined by Northern blot analysis [1].
Biologically Significant Variants
Type:  Single nucleotide polymorphism
Species:  Human
Amino acid change:  V313L
Global MAF (%):  11
Subpopulation MAF (%):  AFR|AMR|ASN|EUR: 36|3|8|2
Minor allele count:  C=0.113/247
SNP accession: 
Validation:  1000 Genomes, HapMap, Frequency
Type:  Single nucleotide polymorphism
Species:  Human
Amino acid change:  S365R
Global MAF (%):  1
Subpopulation MAF (%):  AFR: 5
Minor allele count:  G=0.011/24
Comment on frequency:  Low frequency (<10% in all tested populations)
SNP accession: 
Validation:  1000 Genomes, Frequency
General Comments
GPR62 has higher expression in the brain, indicating its cognate ligand may be a neurotransmitter [1].


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1. Lee DK, George SR, Cheng R, Nguyen T, Liu Y, Brown M, Lynch KR, O'Dowd BF. (2001) Identification of four novel human G protein-coupled receptors expressed in the brain. Brain Res. Mol. Brain Res., 86 (1-2): 13-22. [PMID:11165367]


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Stephen P.H. Alexander, Jim Battey, Helen E. Benson, Richard V. Benya, Tom I. Bonner, Anthony P. Davenport, Anthony Harmar, Robert T. Jensen, Sadashiva Karnik, Evi Kostenis, Wen Chiy Liew, Amy E. Monaghan, Chido Mpamhanga, Richard Neubig, Adam J. Pawson, Jean-Philippe Pin, Joanna L. Sharman, Michael Spedding, Eliot Spindel, Laura Storjohann, Kalyan Tirupula.
Class A Orphans: GPR62. Last modified on 16/06/2015. Accessed on 26/03/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=111.