D2 Receptors

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D2 receptors are members of the dopamine receptor G-protein-coupled receptor family that also includes D1, D3, D4 and D5. They are located primarily in the caudate putamen, nucleus accumbens and olfactory tubercle where they are involved in the modulation of locomotion, reward, reinforcement and memory and learning. The human D2 receptor gene has been localized to chromosome 11 (11q22-23).

To view external sources of pharmacological information for D2 Receptors, please click here: IUPHAR Receptor Code and BJP Guide

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Species Gene Symbol Gene Accession No. Protein Accession No.
Human DRD2 NM_000795 P14416
Mouse Drd2 NM_010077 P61168
Rat Drd2 NM_012547 P61169

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