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BB2 receptor

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Target id: 39

Nomenclature: BB2 receptor

Family: Bombesin 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 7 384 Xp22.2-p22.13 GRPR gastrin releasing peptide receptor 10,65
Mouse 7 384 X F4 Grpr gastrin releasing peptide receptor 5,16,53
Rat 7 384 Xq21 Grpr gastrin releasing peptide receptor 4
Gene and Protein Information Comments
Phylogenetic analysis of the BB2 receptor is described in [3].
Previous and Unofficial Names
GRP-R | BB2 | GRP-preferring bombesin receptor | Gastrin-releasing peptide receptor | gastrin-releasing peptide receptor
Database Links
Specialist databases
GPCRDB grpr_human (Hs), grpr_mouse (Mm), grpr_rat (Rn)
Other databases
ChEMBL Target
Ensembl Gene
Entrez Gene
Human Protein Atlas
RefSeq Nucleotide
RefSeq Protein
Natural/Endogenous Ligands
gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Human} , gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Mouse, Rat} , gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Pig}
gastrin releasing peptide(14-27) (human)
GRP-(18-27) {Sp: Human, Pig} , GRP-(18-27) {Sp: Mouse, Rat}
neuromedin B {Sp: Human, Mouse, Rat, Pig}
neuromedin C
Comments: Gastrin-releasing peptide is the endogenous agonist with the greatest potency

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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
[125I][Tyr4]bombesin Hs Full agonist 8.2 pKd 6
pKd 8.2 (Kd 6.31x10-9 M) [6]
[Phe13]bombesin Rn Full agonist 9.1 pKi 25,35
pKi 9.1 (Ki 7.7x10-10 M) [25,35]
gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Human} Mm Full agonist 8.6 – 8.9 pKi 25
pKi 8.6 – 8.9 (Ki 2.5x10-9 – 1.24x10-9 M) [25]
ranatensin Rn Full agonist 8.7 pKi 25,35
pKi 8.7 (Ki 2x10-9 M) [25,35]
bombesin Mm Full agonist 8.2 – 9.1 pKi 6
pKi 8.2 – 9.1 (Ki 6.8x10-9 – 9x10-10 M) [6]
bombesin Rn Full agonist 8.4 pKi 6
pKi 8.4 (Ki 4.1x10-9 M) [6]
litorin Rn Full agonist 8.2 pKi 25,35
pKi 8.2 (Ki 6x10-9 M) [25,35]
[Phe13]bombesin Hs Full agonist 7.6 – 8.7 pKi 47
pKi 7.6 – 8.7 (Ki 2.8x10-8 – 1.8x10-9 M) [47]
bombesin Hs Full agonist 7.4 – 8.9 pKi 6,47
pKi 7.4 – 8.9 (Ki 4.4x10-8 – 1.4x10-9 M) [6,47]
[D-Phe6,β-Ala11,Phe13,Nle14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Full agonist 7.8 – 8.0 pKi 47
pKi 7.8 – 8.0 (Ki 1.5x10-8 – 1x10-8 M) [47]
gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Human} Rn Full agonist 7.7 pKi 6,35
pKi 7.7 (Ki 1.8x10-8 M) [6,35]
neuromedin C Rn Full agonist 7.7 pKi 25,35
pKi 7.7 (Ki 2x10-8 M) [25,35]
Rhodei-litorin Rn Full agonist 7.5 pKi 25,35
pKi 7.5 (Ki 3.1x10-8 M) [25,35]
gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Human} Hs Full agonist 6.3 – 8.2 pKi 6,47
pKi 6.3 – 8.2 (Ki 4.53x10-7 – 6.2x10-9 M) [6,47]
neuromedin B {Sp: Human, Mouse, Rat, Pig} Hs Full agonist 6.4 – 8.1 pKi 6,47
pKi 6.4 – 8.1 (Ki 4.37x10-7 – 7.4x10-9 M) [6,47]
neuromedin B {Sp: Human, Mouse, Rat, Pig} Mm Full agonist 6.6 – 7.4 pKi 6
pKi 6.6 – 7.4 (Ki 2.3x10-7 – 4.2x10-8 M) [6]
phyllolitorin Rn Full agonist 6.6 pKi 25,35
pKi 6.6 (Ki 2.4x10-7 M) [25,35]
neuromedin B {Sp: Human, Mouse, Rat, Pig} Rn Full agonist 6.6 pKi 47
pKi 6.6 (Ki 2.48x10-7 M) [47]
[Leu8]-phyllolitorin Rn Full agonist 6.4 pKi 25,35
pKi 6.4 (Ki 4.2x10-7 M) [25,35]
[D-Phe6,β-Ala11,Phe13,Nle14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Full agonist 10.1 – 10.3 pIC50 62
pIC50 10.1 – 10.3 (IC50 8.5x10-11 – 4.8x10-11 M) [62]
bombesin Hs Agonist 9.8 – 10.1 pIC50 62
pIC50 9.8 – 10.1 (IC50 1.7x10-10 – 7x10-11 M) [62]
gastrin-releasing peptide {Sp: Human} Hs Full agonist 9.9 – 10.0 pIC50 17
pIC50 9.9 – 10.0 (IC50 1.2x10-10 – 1.1x10-10 M) [17]
neuromedin C Hs Full agonist 9.9 pIC50 62
pIC50 9.9 (IC50 1.4x10-10 M) [62]
gastrin releasing peptide(14-27) (human) Hs Full agonist 9.7 – 9.8 pIC50 62
pIC50 9.7 – 9.8 (IC50 1.9x10-10 – 1.7x10-10 M) [62]
(D-Ala11]bombesin Hs Full agonist 9.1 – 9.3 pIC50 62
pIC50 9.1 – 9.3 (IC50 7.1x10-10 – 5.4x10-10 M) [62]
ranatensin Rn Full agonist 9.0 pIC50 62
pIC50 9.0 (IC50 1.08x10-9 M) [62]
litorin Hs Agonist 8.6 – 9.3 pIC50 62
pIC50 8.6 – 9.3 (IC50 2.69x10-9 – 5.4x10-10 M) [62]
litorin Rn Full agonist 8.8 pIC50 62
pIC50 8.8 (IC50 1.66x10-9 M) [62]
ranatensin Hs Full agonist 8.5 – 8.6 pIC50 62
pIC50 8.5 – 8.6 (IC50 3.16x10-9 – 2.24x10-9 M) [62]
neuromedin B (1-30) (human) Hs Full agonist 7.7 – 7.8 pIC50 62
pIC50 7.7 – 7.8 (IC50 1.82x10-8 – 1.531x10-8 M) [62]
Rhodei-litorin Rn Full agonist 7.6 pIC50 62
pIC50 7.6 (IC50 2.32x10-8 M) [62]
neuromedin B {Sp: Human, Mouse, Rat, Pig} Hs Full agonist 7.4 – 7.5 pIC50 17,62
pIC50 7.4 – 7.5 (IC50 3.8x10-8 – 3.01x10-8 M) [17,62]
neuromedin C Rn Full agonist 7.3 pIC50 62
pIC50 7.3 (IC50 4.9x10-8 M) [62]
[Leu8]-phyllolitorin Rn Full agonist 6.9 pIC50 62
pIC50 6.9 (IC50 1.2x10-7 M) [62]
Rhodei-litorin Hs Full agonist 6.7 – 7.0 pIC50 62
pIC50 6.7 – 7.0 (IC50 1.9x10-7 – 1.1x10-7 M) [62]
phyllolitorin Rn Full agonist 6.7 pIC50 62
pIC50 6.7 (IC50 1.9x10-7 M) [62]
[Leu8]-phyllolitorin Hs Full agonist 6.3 – 6.4 pIC50 62
pIC50 6.3 – 6.4 (IC50 5.24x10-7 – 3.72x10-7 M) [62]
phyllolitorin Hs Full agonist <5.5 pIC50 62
pIC50 <5.5 (IC50 >3x10-6 M) [62]
MK-5046 Hs Full agonist <5.0 pIC50 40
pIC50 <5.0 (IC50 >1x10-5 M) [40]
[125I]GRP (human) Hs Full agonist - -
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Ligand Sp. Action Value Parameter Reference
[125I][D-Tyr6]bombesin-(6-13)-methyl ester Mm Antagonist 9.3 pKd 34
pKd 9.3 (Kd 5.3x10-10 M) [34]
[125I][D-Tyr6]bombesin-(6-13)-methyl ester Rn Antagonist 9.0 pKd 34
pKd 9.0 (Kd 1.1x10-9 M) [34]
[D-Phe6, Leu13, Cpa14,ψ13-14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Antagonist 9.8 pKi 17
pKi 9.8 [17]
PD 176252 Hs Antagonist 9.0 pKi 2
pKi 9.0 (Ki 1x10-9 M) [2]
[D-Phe6]bombesin(6-13)propylamide Rn Antagonist 8.2 pKi 25
pKi 8.2 (Ki 6x10-9 M) [25]
[Leu14, ψ 13-14)]bombesin Hs Antagonist 8.1 pKi 6
pKi 8.1 (Ki 7.7x10-9 M) [6]
[D-Phe6]bombesin(6-13)methyl ester Rn Antagonist 8.0 pKi 25
pKi 8.0 (Ki 1x10-8 M) [25]
PD 168368 Hs Antagonist 7.5 – 7.8 pKi 47
pKi 7.5 – 7.8 (Ki 3x10-8 – 1.5x10-8 M) [47]
[D-Phe6, Leu13, Cpa14,ψ13-14]bombesin-(6-14) Rn Antagonist 7.4 pKi 25
pKi 7.4 (Ki 4.2x10-8 M) [25]
D-Nal-Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys-Nal-NH2 Hs Antagonist 6.7 – 6.8 pKi 47
pKi 6.7 – 6.8 (Ki 2.16x10-7 – 1.7x10-7 M) [47]
D-Nal-Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys-Nal-NH2 Rn Antagonist <5.0 pKi 25
pKi <5.0 (Ki >1x10-5 M) [25]
[D-Phe6]bombesin(6-13)methyl ester Hs Antagonist <5.0 pKi 47
pKi <5.0 (Ki >1x10-5 M) [47]
[D-Phe12]bombesin Rn Antagonist 5.0 pKi 25
pKi 5.0 (Ki 1x10-5 M) [25]
[D-Pro4,D-Trp7,9,10]substance P (4-11) Rn Antagonist <5.0 pKi 25
pKi <5.0 (Ki >1x10-5 M) [25]
[D-Arg1,D-Trp7,9,Leu11]substance P Rn Antagonist 4.9 pKi 25
pKi 4.9 (Ki 1.13x10-5 M) [25]
[(3-Ph-Pr6), His7,D-Ala11,D-Pro13,ψ13-14),Phe14]bombesin-(6-14) Mm Antagonist 12.0 pIC50 30
pIC50 12.0 (IC50 1x10-12 M) [30]
JMV641 Mm Antagonist 9.3 pIC50 60
pIC50 9.3 (IC50 4.6x10-10 M) [60]
[(3-Ph-Pr6), His7,D-Ala11,D-Pro13,ψ13-14),Phe14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Antagonist 9.2 pIC50 17,30
pIC50 9.2 [17,30]
[D-Phe6]bombesin(6-13)propylamide Hs Antagonist 8.6 – 9.4 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.6 – 9.4 (IC50 2.63x10-9 – 3.9x10-10 M) [17]
JMV594 Mm Antagonist 8.9 pIC50 33,60
pIC50 8.9 [33,60]
[D-Phe6, Leu13, Cpa14,ψ13-14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Antagonist 8.9 – 8.9 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.9 – 8.9 (IC50 1.35x10-9 – 1.23x10-9 M) [17]
[D-Tpi6, Leu13 ψ(CH2NH)-Leu14]bombesin-(6-14) Hs Antagonist 8.8 – 8.9 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.9 [17]
pIC50 8.8 – 8.9 (IC50 1.58x10-9 – 1.32x10-9 M) [17]
[D-Phe6]bombesin(6-13)methyl ester Hs Antagonist 8.4 – 9.1 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.4 – 9.1 (IC50 3.98x10-9 – 8.9x10-10 M) [17]
Ac-GRP-(20-26)-methylester Hs Antagonist 8.7 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.7 [17]
Ac-GRP-(20-26)-methylester Mm Antagonist 8.4 pIC50 22
pIC50 8.4 [22]
[Leu14, ψ 13-14)]bombesin Hs Antagonist 8.1 – 8.1 pIC50 17
pIC50 8.1 – 8.1 (IC50 8.12x10-9 – 7.7x10-9 M) [17]
[D-Tpi6, Leu13 ψ(CH2NH)-Leu14]bombesin-(6-14) Mm Antagonist 8.0 pIC50 44
pIC50 8.0 [44]
PD 176252 Hs Antagonist 6.7 – 6.8 pIC50 17
pIC50 6.7 – 6.8 (IC50 2.13x10-7 – 1.7x10-7 M) [17]
pIC50 6.7 – 6.8 (IC50 2.13x10-7 – 1.7x10-7 M) [17]
kuwanon H Mm Antagonist 6.5 pIC50 39
pIC50 6.5 [39]
[D-Arg1,D-Trp7,9,Leu11]substance P Hs Antagonist 5.8 – 6.1 pIC50 17
pIC50 5.8 – 6.1 (IC50 1.78x10-6 – 7.94x10-7 M) [17]
PD 168368 Hs Antagonist 5.8 – 5.9 pIC50 17
pIC50 5.8 – 5.9 (IC50 1.738x10-6 – 1.172x10-6 M) [17]
D-Nal-Cys-Tyr-D-Trp-Lys-Val-Cys-Nal-NH2 Hs Antagonist 5.3 – 5.6 pIC50 17
pIC50 5.3 – 5.6 (IC50 4.57x10-6 – 2.46x10-6 M) [17]
pIC50 5.3 – 5.6 (IC50 4.57x10-6 – 2.46x10-6 M) [17]
D-Nal,Cys,Tyr,D-Trp,Orn,Val,Cys,Nal-NH2 Hs Antagonist 5.0 – 5.5 pIC50 17
pIC50 5.0 – 5.5 (IC50 1x10-5 – 3.47x10-6 M) [17]
[D-Pro4,D-Trp7,9,10]substance P (4-11) Hs Antagonist 5.0 – 5.4 pIC50 17
pIC50 5.0 – 5.4 (IC50 1x10-5 – 3.8x10-6 M) [17]
bantag-1 Hs Antagonist 5.0 – 5.4 pIC50 19,40
pIC50 5.0 – 5.4 (IC50 1x10-5 – 4.4x10-6 M) [19,40]
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Antagonist Comments
A number of studies show significant species variation in antagonist activity with some analogues functioning as partial agonists/ full agonists in some species [64].
Primary Transduction Mechanisms
Transducer Effector/Response
Gq/G11 family Phospholipase C stimulation
Phospholipase A2 stimulation
Phospholipase D stimulation
Comments:  Receptor activation also results in stimulation of Na/H antiport, activation of numerous tyrosine kinases and transactivation of the EGFR receptor in various tumors.
References:  14,32,41,46,51,54
Secondary Transduction Mechanisms
Transducer Effector/Response
G protein (identity unknown) Adenylate cyclase stimulation
Phospholipase A2 stimulation
Phospholipase D stimulation
References:  7,11,15
Tissue Distribution
Highly expressed in pancreas. Also expressed in stomach, adrenal cortex and brain.
Species:  Human
Technique:  Ribonuclease protection assay, northern blot
References:  10
Brain (hypothalamus), pancreatic acinar cells, and fibroblasts.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Northern Blot, Sequencing analysis
References:  5
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
Calcium-dependant chloride currents in Xenopus oocytes injected with RNA for the human BB2 receptor could be measured in response to GRP and blocked by the BB2-specific inhibitor [D-phe]BN(6-13).
Species:  Human
Tissue:  Xenopus oocytes.
Response measured:  Production of chloride currents, blocked by a specific BB2 antagonist.
References:  10
Measurement of CREB (cAMP response element binding protein) phosphorylation and transactivation in the HuTu b80 duodenal cancer cell line.
Species:  Human
Tissue:  HuTu 80 cells.
Response measured:  CREB phosphorylation.
References:  43
Measurement of Prostaglandin synthase 2 (PGS-2) mRNA and protein in Swiss 3T3 cells containing native BB2 receptors.
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  Swiss 3T3 cells.
Response measured:  Induction of PGS-2 expression.
References:  21
Measurement of phospholipase C activation- HUMAN, RAT and MOUSE.
Species:  Human
Tissue:  HuTu 80 cells (human),Swiss 3t3 cells (mouse), AR42J cells (rat).
Response measured:  [3H]inositol phosphate formation.
References:  17,34,39,60,62
Measurement of tyrosine kinase activity (formation p125FAK, p-paxillin)- HUMAN, RAT and MOUSE.
Species:  Human
Tissue:  HuTu 80 cells,Swiss 3t3 cells, lung cancer cells, AR42J cells.
Response measured:  Phosphorylation of FAK (tyrosine 125) and paxillin.
References:  31,45,68
Physiological Functions
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  8,59,61
GRP was found to be an anti-convulsant in seizure-prone DBA/2 mice. This may be due to increased GABAergic function in the hippocampus.
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  1
Increase in extracellular GABA levels in the rat hippocampus.
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  1
Receptor activation suppresses food intake by increasing postingestive negative feedback, not by decreasing the palatability of the food.
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  in vivo.
References:  27,55
GRP is a neurotransmitter regulating pancreatic secretion- PIG and DOG
Species:  Pig
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  23-24,26
BB2 receptor activation in lumbosacral spinal cord is essential for ejaculations in males.
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  28,48
GRP is the modulatory neurotransmitter of the descending phase of the peristaltic reflex.
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  Colon.
References:  18
GRP regulates gastric acid secretion/gastrin release through BB2 receptor on antral G cells and D cells.
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  Isolated perfused stomach.
References:  49-50
CNS BB2 receptor activation affects GI function (suppresses gastric acid/pepsin secretion, gastrin/histamine release, increases bicarbonate/mucous release and stimulates vagally mediated contractions). These effects are also observed in dogs.
Species:  Rat
Tissue:  In vivo.
References:  36,56-58
BB2 receptor activation affects lymphoid and neutrophil function (inhibits lymphocyte chemotaxis, leukocyte cytotoxicity and leukocyte chemoattractant activity).
Species:  Mouse
Tissue:  Isolated lymphocytes and neutrophils.
References:  12-13,37-38
Physiological Consequences of Altering Gene Expression
BB2 receptor knockout mice fail to suppress glucose intake following bombesin and gastrin-releasing peptide administration. The knockout mice ate more food at each meal, although total daily food consumption was the same as the wild-type mice. This suggests the involvement of the BB2 receptor in a meal-related satiety signal.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  29
In a social preference test, female BB2 receptor knockout mice showed a reduced preference towards the socially dominant male mice. However, in a similar test using anaesthetized males as the target the knockouts showed increased investigatory behaviour. It is suggested these behavioural changes may be due to altered GABAergic function in the BB2 knockout mice.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  67
BB2 receptor knockout mice show no gross abnormalities, however they do not suppress glucose intake upon bombesin administration, as wild-type mice do.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  20
BB2 receptor knockout mice show poor tumour differentiation, suggesting the BB2 receptor has a role in regulating tumour morphology.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  9
BB2 receptor knockout mice show decreased inhibition of the principal neurons by the interneurons, enhanced long-term potentiation and greater and more persistent long-term fear memory. This suggests that the GRP signaling pathway serves as an inhibitory feedback constraint on learned fear.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  52
BB2 receptor knockout mice exhibit altered social behavior.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  66-67
BB2 receptor knockout mice altered insulin secretion by activation of the autonomic nerves.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  42
Intracerebroventricular administration of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) causes hypothermia in wild-type mice, which is not seen in BB2 receptor knockout mice. This suggests this receptor subtype is involved in body temperature regulation. The BB2 receptor knockout mice also showed increased locomotor activity during the dark period and abnormal social behaviour.
Species:  Mouse
Technique:  Gene targeting in embryonic stem cells.
References:  63
Phenotypes, Alleles and Disease Models Mouse data from MGI

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Allele Composition & genetic background Accession Phenotype Id Phenotype Reference
Grprtm1Jfb Grprtm1Jfb/Y
involves: 129X1/SvJ * C57BL/6J
MGI:95836  MP:0005449 abnormal food intake PMID: 9501238 
Grprtm1Wada Grprtm1Wada/Y
involves: 129P2/OlaHsd * C57BL/6J
MGI:95836  MP:0003638 abnormal response/metabolism to endogenous compounds PMID: 9345264 
Grprtm1Wada Grprtm1Wada/Y
involves: 129P2/OlaHsd * C57BL/6J
MGI:95836  MP:0001360 abnormal social investigation PMID: 9345264 
Grprtm1Wada Grprtm1Wada/Y
involves: 129P2/OlaHsd * C57BL/6J
MGI:95836  MP:0001399 hyperactivity PMID: 9345264 
Grprtm1Jfb Grprtm1Jfb/Grprtm1Jfb
involves: 129X1/SvJ * C57BL/6J
MGI:95836  MP:0002169 no abnormal phenotype detected PMID: 9501238 
Biologically Significant Variant Comments
It is predicted that glycosylation of aa 20 may occur in humans and that glycosylation of aa 5, 20 and 24 may occur in both rat and mouse.


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9. Carroll RE, Matkowskyj KA, Tretiakova MS, Battey JF, Benya RV. (2000) Gastrin-releasing peptide is a mitogen and a morphogen in murine colon cancer. Cell Growth Differ., 11 (7): 385-93. [PMID:10939592]

10. Corjay MH, Dobrzanski DJ, Way JM, Viallet J, Shapira H, Worland P, Sausville EA, Battey JF. (1991) Two distinct bombesin receptor subtypes are expressed and functional in human lung carcinoma cells. J. Biol. Chem., 266 (28): 18771-9. [PMID:1655761]

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