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crhr2

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Official Full Name
corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2
Background
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 2 family, and the subfamily of corticotropin releasing hormone receptor. This receptor shows high affinity for corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH), and also binds CRH-related peptides such as urocortin. CRH is synthesized in the hypothalamus, and plays an important role in coordinating the endocrine, autonomic, and behavioral responses to stress and immune challenge. Studies in mice suggest that this receptor maybe involved in mediating cardiovascular homeostasis. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been described for this gene.
Synonyms
CRHR2; corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2; corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 2; CRF RB; CRF2; HM CRF; Corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor 2; CRF 2; CRF 2R; CRF R2; CRF-R-2; CRF-R2; CRF2R; CRFR 2; CRFR-2; CRFR2; CRFR2_HUMAN; CRH 2R; CRH R2; CRH-R-2; CRH-R2; CRH2R; CRHR 2; CRF2 receptor, beta isoform; CRF-RB; HM-CRF; putative corticotropin-releasing hormone receptor type 2; zgc:172101; uncharacterized protein LOC100002312