Neurotensin Receptors

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Neurotensin (NT) is a brain and gastrointestinal peptide that acts on three subtypes of neurotensin receptors: the G-protein-coupled receptors NTS1 (high affinity) and NTS2 (low affinity) and the single transmembrane receptor NTS3 (Sortilin 1). These receptors have many central and peripheral actions including modulation of dopaminergic transmission in nigro-striatal and mesocorticolimbic pathways, modulation of the digestive tract and hypothermic and analgesic effects.

NTS1 is distributed widely throughout the brain and gastrointestinal tract, whilst NTS2 is confined to areas of the brain involved in the descending control of nociception, including the periaqueductal gray and dorsal raphe. The human genes encoding NTS1 and NTS2 receptors are located on chromosomes 20q13 and 2p25.1 respectively.

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Gene Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
NTS1 Human NTSR1 NM_002531 P30989
Mouse Ntsr1 NM_018766 O88319
Rat Ntsr1 NM_001108967 P20789
NTS2 Human NTSR2 NM_012344 O95665
Mouse Ntsr2 NM_008747 P70310
Rat Ntsr2 NM_022695 Q58I15

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