AGTR1 is known as Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor. Angiotensin II is a potent vasopressor hormone and a primary regulator of aldosterone secretion. It is an important effector controlling blood pressure and volume in the cardiovascular system. And it acts through at least two types of receptors. This gene encodes the type 1 receptor which is thought to mediate the major cardiovascular effects of angiotensin II. Moreover, this gene may play a role in the generation of reperfusion arrhythmias following restoration of blood flow to ischemic or infarcted myocardium. It was previously thought that a related gene, denoted as AGTR1B, existed; however, it is now believed that there is only one type 1 receptor gene in humans. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been reported for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: angiotensin II receptor, type 1; Angiotensin II type-1 receptor; Angiotensin II type-1 receptor A; angiotensin II type-1A receptor; angiotensin receptor 1; angiotensin receptor 1a; AT1 receptor; AT1 receptor A; AT1AR; AT1BR; Type-1 angiotensin II receptor; Type-1 angiotensin II receptor A; type-1A angiotensin II receptor; type-1B angiotensin II receptor; vascular type-1 angiotensin II receptor
Gene Aliases: 1810074K20Rik; AG2S; Agtr-1a; AGTR1; AGTR1A; AGTR1B; AI551199; Angtr-1a; AT1; AT1A; AT1AR; AT1B; AT1BR; AT1R; AT2R1; AT2R1A; AT2R1B; HAT1R
Molecular Function: G-protein coupled receptor