<i>TAAR8</i> | Class A Orphans | IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

Top ▲


Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 172

Nomenclature: TAAR8

Family: Class A Orphans

Annotation status:  image of a green circle Annotated and expert reviewed. Please contact us if you can help with updates.  » Email us

Gene and Protein Information
class A G protein-coupled receptor
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 7 342 6q23.2 TAAR8 trace amine associated receptor 8 3
Mouse 7 344 10 A4 Taar8a trace amine-associated receptor 8A
Rat 7 344 1p12 Taar8a trace amine-associated receptor 8a
Previous and Unofficial Names
GPR102 | TAR11 | TAR5 | trace amine receptor 5 | trace amine receptor 11 | trace amine receptor 8a | trace amine associated receptor 8
Database Links
Specialist databases
GPCRDB taar8_human (Hs), taa8b_mouse (Mm), taa8a_rat (Rn)
Other databases
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Tissue Distribution
Kidney and amygdala
Species:  Human
Technique:  RT-PCR
References:  1
Olfactory epithelium
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  RT-PCR and in situ hybridisation
References:  4
Intestine, spleen, testis
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  RT-PCR
References:  2
Expression Datasets

Show »

Log average relative transcript abundance in mouse tissues measured by qPCR from Regard, J.B., Sato, I.T., and Coughlin, S.R. (2008). Anatomical profiling of G protein-coupled receptor expression. Cell, 135(3): 561-71. [PMID:18984166] [Raw data: website]

There should be a chart of expression data here, you may need to enable JavaScript!
Biologically Significant Variants
Type:  Single nucleotide polymorphism
Species:  Human
Amino acid change:  D328A
Global MAF (%):  5
Subpopulation MAF (%):  AFR|AMR|ASN|EUR: 5|4|2|7
Minor allele count:  C=0.049/106
Comment on frequency:  Low frequency (<10% in all tested populations)
SNP accession: 
Validation:  1000 Genomes, HapMap, Frequency
Type:  Single nucleotide polymorphism
Species:  Human
Amino acid change:  S153N
Global MAF (%):  2
Subpopulation MAF (%):  AFR: 9
Minor allele count:  A=0.020/44
Comment on frequency:  Low frequency (<10% in all tested populations)
SNP accession: 
Validation:  1000 Genomes, HapMap, Frequency


Show »

1. Borowsky B, Adham N, Jones KA, Raddatz R, Artymyshyn R, Ogozalek KL, Durkin MM, Lakhlani PP, Bonini JA, Pathirana S, Boyle N, Pu X, Kouranova E, Lichtblau H, Ochoa FY, Branchek TA, Gerald C. (2001) Trace amines: identification of a family of mammalian G protein-coupled receptors. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 98: 8966-8971. [PMID:11459929]

2. Chiellini G, Erba P, Carnicelli V, Manfredi C, Frascarelli S, Ghelardoni S, Mariani G, Zucchi R. (2012) Distribution of exogenous [125I]-3-iodothyronamine in mouse in vivo: relationship with trace amine-associated receptors. J. Endocrinol., 213 (3): 223-30. [PMID:22442117]

3. Lee DK, Nguyen T, Lynch KR, Cheng R, Vanti WB, Arkhitko O, Lewis T, Evans JF, George SR, O'Dowd BF. (2001) Discovery and mapping of ten novel G protein-coupled receptor genes. Gene, 275: 83-91. [PMID:11574155]

4. Liberles SD, Buck LB. (2006) A second class of chemosensory receptors in the olfactory epithelium. Nature, 442: 645-650. [PMID:16878137]


Show »

How to cite this page

Stephen P.H. Alexander, Jim Battey, Helen E. Benson, Richard V. Benya, Tom I. Bonner, Anthony P. Davenport, Satoru Eguchi, Anthony Harmar, Nick Holliday, 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, Leigh Stoddart, Laura Storjohann, Walter (Wally) Thomas, Kalyan Tirupula, Patrick Vanderheyden.
Class A Orphans: TAAR8. Last modified on 16/06/2015. Accessed on 21/04/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/ObjectDisplayForward?objectId=172.