Neuropeptide B/W receptor

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neuropeptides B/W receptor 1
Symbol NPBWR1
Alt. symbols GPR7
Entrez 2831
HUGO 4522
OMIM 600730
RefSeq NM_005285
UniProt P48145
Other data
Locus Chr. 8 p22-q21.13
neuropeptides B/W receptor 2
Symbol NPBWR2
Alt. symbols GPR8
Entrez 2832
HUGO 4530
OMIM 600731
RefSeq NM_005286
UniProt P48146
Other data
Locus Chr. 20 q13.3

The neuropeptide B/W receptors are members of the G-protein coupled receptor superfamily of integral membrane proteins which bind the neuropeptides B and W.[1] These receptors are predominantly expressed in the CNS and have a number of functions including regulation of the secretion of cortisol.[2][3]


  1. ^ Tanaka H, Yoshida T, Miyamoto N, Motoike T, Kurosu H, Shibata K, Yamanaka A, Williams SC, Richardson JA, Tsujino N, Garry MG, Lerner MR, King DS, O'Dowd BF, Sakurai T, Yanagisawa M (2003). "Characterization of a family of endogenous neuropeptide ligands for the G protein-coupled receptors GPR7 and GPR8". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100 (10): 6251–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.0837789100. PMC 156358Freely accessible. PMID 12719537. 
  2. ^ Mazzocchi G, Rebuffat P, Ziolkowska A, Rossi GP, Malendowicz LK, Nussdorfer GG (2005). "G protein receptors 7 and 8 are expressed in human adrenocortical cells, and their endogenous ligands neuropeptides B and w enhance cortisol secretion by activating adenylate cyclase- and phospholipase C-dependent signaling cascades". J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 90 (6): 3466–71. doi:10.1210/jc.2004-2132. PMID 15797961. 
  3. ^ Singh G, Davenport AP (2006). "Neuropeptide B and W: neurotransmitters in an emerging G-protein-coupled receptor system". Br. J. Pharmacol. 148 (8): 1033–41. doi:10.1038/sj.bjp.0706825. PMC 1752024Freely accessible. PMID 16847439. 

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