Protein Name urotensin 2
Organism Mus musculus
Gene ID 24111
Gene Symbol

Uts2

UniProt Q9QZQ3 (UTS2_MOUSE), Q541G7 (Q541G7_MOUSE)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 34
Total Number of Articles : 30
Description

urotensin 2

Gene Summary

This gene encodes a member of the urotensin family of peptide hormones. The encoded preproprotein undergoes proteolytic processing to generate a mature, functional hormone before secretion into the plasma. Mice lacking the encoded protein have a significantly decreased low density lipoprotein cholesterol profile and hepatic steatosis that is consistent with decreased hepatocyte de novo cholesterol synthesis and apolipoprotein B secretion. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]

synonyms
  • urotensin-2
  • urotensin-II
  • UII
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Properties