Protein Name prostaglandin I2 receptor
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 5739
Gene Symbol

PTGIR

UniProt P43119 (PI2R_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 66
Total Number of Articles : 136
Description

prostaglandin I2 receptor

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family 1 and has been shown to be a receptor for prostacyclin. Prostacyclin, the major product of cyclooxygenase in macrovascular endothelium, elicits a potent vasodilation and inhibition of platelet aggregation through binding to this receptor. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

synonyms
  • prostacyclin receptor
  • PGI receptor
  • PGI2 receptor
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Properties