<i>GPR79</i> | Class A Orphans | IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY

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Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 117

Nomenclature: GPR79

Family: Class A Orphans

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Gene and Protein Information
class A G protein-coupled receptor: probable pseudogene
Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Human 7 - 3q25.32 GPR79 G protein-coupled receptor 79, pseudogene
Previous and Unofficial Names
Database Links
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
RefSeq Nucleotide
Tissue Distribution Comments
No transcipts of GPR79 were detected by Northern blot analysis in the human frontal cortex, basal forebrain, pituitary, caudate nucleus, nucleus accumbens and hippocampus [1]. GPR79 mRNA transcripts were not detected by Northern blot analysis in rat brain, fetus, liver, spleen and adrenal gland tissue [1].
General Comments
GPR79 has been identified to be a pseudogene [1].


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1. 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 (1): 83-91. [PMID:11574155]


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