Percent identity with other species by BLAST analysis: Human, Monkey, Marmoset, Mouse, Rat, Elephant, Horse, Opossum (94%) Bat, Panda, Pig (89%) Turkey (83%).
An EST for GPR120 has been isolated from a human colon cancer library. G-protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) comprise one of the largest families of signaling molecules with more than a thousand members currently predicted to exist. All GPCRs share a structural motif consisting of seven membrane-spanning helices, and exist in both active and inactive forms. An array of activating ligands participate in the conformation of GPCRs which leads to signaling via G-proteins and downstream effectors. Ongoing studies have also shown the vast series of reactions which participate in the negative regulation of GPCRs. This "turn-off" activity has tremendous implications for the physiological action of the cell, and continues to drive pharmacological research for new drug candidates. Two blockbuster drugs which have been developed as GPCR-targeted pharmaceuticals are Zyprexa (Eli Lilly) and Claritin (Schering-Plough) which have multi-billion dollar shares of the mental health and allergy markets, respectively.
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Protein Aliases: Free fatty acid receptor 4; G-protein coupled receptor 120; G-protein coupled receptor 129; G-protein coupled receptor GT01; G-protein coupled receptor PGR4; GPCR120; Omega-3 fatty acid receptor 1
Gene Aliases: BMIQ10; FFAR4; GPR120; GPR129; GT01; O3FAR1; PGR4
UniProt ID: (Human) Q5NUL3
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 338557