Section 9
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A novel human gene encoding a G-protein-coupled receptor (GPR15) is located on chromosome 3

Heiber, M.; Marchese, A.; Nguyen, T.; Heng, H.H.; George, S.R.; O'Dowd, B.F.

Genomics 32(3): 462-465


ISSN/ISBN: 0888-7543
PMID: 8838812
DOI: 10.1006/geno.1996.0143
Accession: 008060134

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We used sequence similarities among G-protein-coupled receptor genes to discover a novel receptor gene. Using primers based on conserved regions of the opioid-related receptors, we isolated a PCR product that was used to locate the full-length coding region of a novel human receptor gene, which we have named GPR15. A comparison of the amino acid sequence of the receptor encoded by GPR15 with other receptors revealed that it shared sequence identity with the angiotensin II AT1 and AT2 receptors, the interleukin 8b receptor, and the orphan receptors GPR1 and AGTL1. GPR15 was mapped to human chromosome 3q11.2-q13.1.

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