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Official Full Name
cholecystokinin A receptor
Background
The Cholecystokinin A receptor is a human protein, also known as CCKAR or CCK1, with CCK1 now being the IUPHAR-recommended name. This gene encodes a G-protein coupled receptor that binds non-sulfated members of the cholecystokinin (CCK) family of peptide hormones. This receptor is a major physiologic mediator of pancreatic enzyme secretion and smooth muscle contraction of the gallbladder and stomach. In the central and peripheral nervous system this receptor regulates satiety and the release of beta-endorphin and dopamine.
Synonyms
CCKAR; cholecystokinin A receptor; CCK-A; CCKRA; CCK1-R; cholecystokinin receptor type A; CCK-AR; CCK-A receptor; OTTHUMP00000158717; cholecystokinin-1 receptor; cholecystokinin type-A receptor