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LPA6 receptor

Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Target id: 163

Nomenclature: LPA6 receptor

Family: Lysophospholipid (LPA) receptors

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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 7 344 13q14 LPAR6 lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6 9,13
Mouse 7 344 14 Lpar6 lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6
Rat 7 344 15p11 Lpar6 lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6
Previous and Unofficial Names
P2RY5 | LPA receptor 6 | oleoyl-L-alpha-lysophosphatidic acid receptor | P2Y purinoceptor 5 | purinergic receptor 5
Database Links
Specialist databases
GPCRDB lpar6_human (Hs), lpar6_mouse (Mm), lpar6_rat (Rn)
Other databases
ChEMBL Target
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Selected 3D Structures
Image of receptor 3D structure from RCSB PDB
Description:  Zebrafish LPA6 receptor crystal structure
Resolution:  3.2Å
Species:  None
References:  14
Natural/Endogenous Ligands

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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
LPA Hs Agonist 6.0 pEC50 9,18
pEC50 6.0 [9,18]
LPA Mm Partial agonist 6.0 pEC50 18
pEC50 6.0 (EC50 1x10-6 M) [18]
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Agonist Comments
LPA6 was originally reported to bind extracellular nucleotides as ligands [17], although this was not substantiated by additional experiments [5,16].

Alkyl OMPT had similar agonist activity as 1-oleoyl LPA [18].
Primary Transduction Mechanisms
Transducer Effector/Response
Gs family
Gi/Go family
G12/G13 family
Adenylate cyclase stimulation
Phospholipase C stimulation
Other - See Comments
Comments:  Increased intracellular calcium using a promiscuous Gs protein, ERK1/2 activation, and reduced forskolin-stimulated cAMP. G13-Rho pathway [18], and Gα12/13-Rho, PLC, PKC, ROCK, p38, PI3K pathway stimulation [4].
References:  4,9,18
Tissue Distribution
Hair cells (follicles: skin, scalp, eyebrow), leukocytes
Expression level:  High
Species:  Human
Technique:  Protein blot, PCR, immunofluorescence
References:  8-10
Expression level:  High
Species:  Human
Technique:  Protein blot, PCR, immunofluorescence
References:  9
Spleen, thymus, leukocyte, prostate, ovary, testis, small intestine, colon, pancreas, placenta, liver, lung, heart, brain, skeletal muscle, kidney, keratinocytes
Species:  Human
Technique:  RT-PCR
References:  9
Human umbilical vein endothelial (HUVEC) cells
Species:  Human
Technique:  qRT-PCR
References:  19
Duodenum mucosa, jejunum mucosa, ileum mucosa, colon mucosa
Expression level:  High
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Semiquantitative RT-PCR, Western immunoblotting
References:  4
Kidney, uterus, spleen, ileum, liver, skin, brain, heart, adrenal, lung
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Northern blot
References:  9
Expression Datasets

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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]

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Functional Assays
Neurite retraction
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  Neuroblastoma
Response measured:  Increased neurite retraction in B103-p2y5 cells after LPA exposure
References:  18
Membrane blebbing
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  Liver
Response measured:  Increased membrane blebbing in RH7777-p2y5 hepatoma cells after LPA exposure
References:  18
Increased intracellular calcium when LPA6 was co-expressed with a promiscuous Gs protein, reduced forskolin-stimulated [cAMP]I, and ERK1/2 activation
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  Liver
Response measured:  Increased intracellular calcium, reduced forskolin-stimulated [cAMP]I, and ERK1/2 activation
References:  18
Stress fiber formation.
Species:  Human
Tissue:  Umbilical vein endothelial cells.
Response measured:  Increased actin stress fiber formation upon LPA stimulation.
References:  19
Physiological Functions
Hair growth
Species:  Human
Tissue:  Hair follicles (skin, scalp, eyebrow)
References:  3,8-9,12
Vascular stability.
Species:  Human
Tissue:  Umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)
References:  19
Physiological Consequences of Altering Gene Expression Comments
Lpar6 knockout mice have not yet been characterized, but are expected to have hypotrichosis/woolly hair.
Clinically-Relevant Mutations and Pathophysiology
Disease:  Hypotrichosis 8; HYPT8
Synonyms: Hypotrichosis [Disease Ontology: DOID:4535]
Hypotrichosis simplex [Orphanet: ORPHA55654]
Woolly hair [Orphanet: ORPHA170]
Disease Ontology: DOID:4535
OMIM: 278150
Orphanet: ORPHA55654, ORPHA170
References:  3,7-9,12
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Type Species Amino acid change Nucleotide change Description Reference
Deletion Human - Deletion of entire LPAR6 gene 6
Frameshift: Deletion Human c.472delC One base pair deletion that leads to frameshift and premature stop, resulting in a truncated protein. 8
Frameshift: Duplication Human c.64_67dupTGCA 4 base pair duplication that leads to frameshift and premature stop codon, resulting in a truncated protein. 8
Frameshift: Insertion Human 24insHfsX52 c.69insCATG Insertion of 4-nucleotide base 1,13,15
Frameshift: Insertion Human I194FfsX11 Insertion in a stretch of T at position 577 to 583 lead to substitution of isoleucine to phenylalanine at amino acid position 194 and a frameshift leading to a premature stop 2
Missense Human D63V c.188A>T Amino acid substitution of acidic polar aspartate to nonpolar valine 1,12,15
Missense Human G146R c.436G>A Amino acid substitution of nonpolar glycine to polar arginine 1-2,15
Missense Human I188F c.562A>T Amino acid substitution of nonpolar isoleucine to nonpolar phenylalanine 13,15
Missense Human N248Y c.742A>T Amino acid subsitution of a polar uncharged (neutral) asparagine with an aromatic hydrophobic nonpolar tyrosine 15
Missense Human L277P c.830C>T Amino acid substitution of nonpolar hydrophobic leucine with cyclic proline 15
Missense Human C278Y c.833G>A Amino acid substitution of nonpolar cysteine to polar tyrosine 11
Clinically-Relevant Mutations and Pathophysiology Comments
Other distinct missense mutations include E189K [13], as well as deletion (c.172-175delAACT; 177delG; p.N58-L59delinsCfsX88) [15].


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1. Azeem Z, Jelani M, Naz G, Tariq M, Wasif N, Kamran-Ul-Hassan Naqvi S, Ayub M, Yasinzai M, Amin-Ud-Din M, Wali A et al.. (2008) Novel mutations in G protein-coupled receptor gene (P2RY5) in families with autosomal recessive hypotrichosis (LAH3). Hum. Genet., 123 (5): 515-9. [PMID:18461368]

2. Azhar A, Tariq M, Baig SM, Dahl N, Klar J. (2012) A novel mutation in lysophosphatidic acid receptor 6 gene in autosomal recessive hypotrichosis and evidence for a founder effect. Eur J Dermatol, 22 (4): 464-6. [PMID:22531990]

3. Horev L, Saad-Edin B, Ingber A, Zlotogorski A. (2010) A novel deletion mutation in P2RY5/LPA(6) gene cause autosomal recessive woolly hair with hypotrichosis. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol, 24 (7): 858-9. [PMID:20015179]

4. Lee M, Choi S, Halldén G, Yo SJ, Schichnes D, Aponte GW. (2009) P2Y5 is a G(alpha)i, G(alpha)12/13 G protein-coupled receptor activated by lysophosphatidic acid that reduces intestinal cell adhesion. Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol., 297 (4): G641-54. [PMID:19679818]

5. Li Q, Schachter JB, Harden TK, Nicholas RA. (1997) The 6H1 orphan receptor, claimed to be the p2y5 receptor, does not mediate nucleotide-promoted second messenger responses. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 236 (2): 455-60. [PMID:9240460]

6. Mahmoudi H, Tug E, Parlak AH, Atasoy HI, Ludwig M, Polat M, Pasternack SM, Betz RC. (2012) Identification of an Alu-mediated 12.2-kb deletion of the complete LPAR6 (P2RY5) gene in a Turkish family with hypotrichosis and woolly hair. Exp. Dermatol., 21 (6): 469-71. [PMID:22621192]

7. Nakamura M, Tokura Y. (2009) Congenital woolly hair without P2RY5 mutation. Dermatoendocrinol, 1 (1): 58-9. [PMID:20046591]

8. Pasternack SM, Murugusundram S, Eigelshoven S, Müller M, Kruse R, Lehmann P, Betz RC. (2009) Novel mutations in the P2RY5 gene in one Turkish and two Indian patients presenting with hypotrichosis and woolly hair. Arch. Dermatol. Res., 301 (8): 621-4. [PMID:19529952]

9. Pasternack SM, von Kügelgen I, Aboud KA, Lee YA, Rüschendorf F, Voss K, Hillmer AM, Molderings GJ, Franz T, Ramirez A, Nürnberg P, Nöthen MM, Betz RC. (2008) G protein-coupled receptor P2Y5 and its ligand LPA are involved in maintenance of human hair growth. Nat. Genet., 40 (3): 329-34. [PMID:18297070]

10. Pasternack SM, von Kügelgen I, Müller M, Oji V, Traupe H, Sprecher E, Nöthen MM, Janecke AR, Betz RC. (2009) In vitro analysis of LIPH mutations causing hypotrichosis simplex: evidence confirming the role of lipase H and lysophosphatidic acid in hair growth. J. Invest. Dermatol., 129 (12): 2772-6. [PMID:19536142]

11. Petukhova L, Sousa Jr EC, Martinez-Mir A, Vitebsky A, Dos Santos LG, Shapiro L, Haynes C, Gordon D, Shimomura Y, Christiano AM. (2008) Genome-wide linkage analysis of an autosomal recessive hypotrichosis identifies a novel P2RY5 mutation. Genomics, 92 (5): 273-8. [PMID:18692127]

12. Shimomura Y, Garzon MC, Kristal L, Shapiro L, Christiano AM. (2009) Autosomal recessive woolly hair with hypotrichosis caused by a novel homozygous mutation in the P2RY5 gene. Exp. Dermatol., 18 (3): 218-21. [PMID:18803659]

13. Shimomura Y, Wajid M, Ishii Y, Shapiro L, Petukhova L, Gordon D, Christiano AM. (2008) Disruption of P2RY5, an orphan G protein-coupled receptor, underlies autosomal recessive woolly hair. Nat. Genet., 40 (3): 335-9. [PMID:18297072]

14. Taniguchi R, Inoue A, Sayama M, Uwamizu A, Yamashita K, Hirata K, Yoshida M, Tanaka Y, Kato HE, Nakada-Nakura Y et al.. (2017) Structural insights into ligand recognition by the lysophosphatidic acid receptor LPA6. Nature, 548 (7667): 356-360. [PMID:28792932]

15. Tariq M, Ayub M, Jelani M, Basit S, Naz G, Wasif N, Raza SI, Naveed AK, ullah Khan S, Azeem Z et al.. (2009) Mutations in the P2RY5 gene underlie autosomal recessive hypotrichosis in 13 Pakistani families. Br. J. Dermatol., 160 (5): 1006-10. [PMID:19292720]

16. von Kügelgen I. (2006) Pharmacological profiles of cloned mammalian P2Y-receptor subtypes. Pharmacol. Ther., 110 (3): 415-32. [PMID:16257449]

17. Webb TE, Kaplan MG, Barnard EA. (1996) Identification of 6H1 as a P2Y purinoceptor: P2Y5. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 219 (1): 105-10. [PMID:8619790]

18. Yanagida K, Masago K, Nakanishi H, Kihara Y, Hamano F, Tajima Y, Taguchi R, Shimizu T, Ishii S. (2009) Identification and characterization of a novel lysophosphatidic acid receptor, p2y5/LPA6. J. Biol. Chem., 284 (26): 17731-41. [PMID:19386608]

19. Yukiura H, Kano K, Kise R, Inoue A, Aoki J. (2015) LPP3 localizes LPA6 signalling to non-contact sites in endothelial cells. J. Cell. Sci., 128 (21): 3871-7. [PMID:26345369]


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