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gabbr2

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Official Full Name
gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor, 2
Background
The multi-pass membrane protein encoded by this gene belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 3 family and GABA-B receptor subfamily. The GABA-B receptors inhibit neuronal activity through G protein-coupled second-messenger systems, which regulate the release of neurotransmitters, and the activity of ion channels and adenylyl cyclase. This receptor subunit forms an active heterodimeric complex with GABA-B receptor subunit 1, neither of which is effective on its own. Allelic variants of this gene have been associated with nicotine dependence.
Synonyms
GABBR2; gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) B receptor, 2; G protein coupled receptor 51 , GPR51; gamma-aminobutyric acid type B receptor subunit 2; GABABR2; GPRC3B; HG20; gb2; GABA-BR2; GABA-B-R2; GABA-B receptor 2; GABA-B receptor, R2 subunit; G protein-coup; G protein-coupled receptor 51; G-protein coupled receptor 51; gamma-aminobutyric acid B receptor 2; GPR51; HRIHFB2099; FLJ36928; si:dkey-190l1.2