Alpha-2-adrenergic receptors (ADRA2A) are members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. They include 3 highly homologous subtypes: alpha2A, alpha2B, and alpha2C. ADRA2A mediate the catecholamine-induced inhibition of adenylate cyclase through the action of G protein. These receptors have a critical role in regulating neurotransmitter release from sympathetic nerves and from adrenergic neurons in the central nervous system.
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Protein Aliases: adrenergic, alpha-2A-, receptor; alpha(2A)AR; alpha-2A adrenoceptor; alpha-2A adrenoreceptor; alpha-2AAR; alpha2A-adrenergic receptor; OTTHUMP00000058849
Entrez Gene ID: (Zebrafish) 266750