The protein encoded by this gene is an integral membrane protein and G protein-coupled receptor. The encoded protein is similar in sequence to another G protein-coupled receptor (GPR7), and it is structurally similar to opioid and somatostatin receptors. This protein binds neuropeptides B and W. This gene is intronless and is expressed primarily in the frontal cortex of the brain.
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Protein Aliases: G protein-coupled receptor 8; G-protein coupled receptor 8; Neuropeptides B/W receptor type 2; opioid-somatostatin-like receptor 8
Gene Aliases: GPR8; NPBWR2
UniProt ID: (Human) P48146
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2832