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Gene Family: Adrenoceptors (ADR)

Also known as : "Adrenergic receptors"
A subset of : Amine receptors

Adrenergic receptor: The adrenergic receptors (or adrenoceptors ) are a class of G protein-coupled receptors that are targets of the catecholamines, especially norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and epinephrine (adrenaline). Many cells possess these receptors, and the binding of a catecholamine to the receptor will generally stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for the fight-or-flight response, which includes widening the pupils of the eye, mobilizing energy, and diverting blood flow from non-essential organs to skeletal muscle. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 9

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
ADRA1A adrenoceptor alpha 1A ADRA1C ADRA1L1 8p21.2
ADRA1B adrenoceptor alpha 1B 5q33.3
ADRA1D adrenoceptor alpha 1D ADRA1R, ADRA1A, ADRA1 20p13
ADRA2A adrenoceptor alpha 2A ADRA2, ADRA2R ADRAR 10q25.2
ADRA2B adrenoceptor alpha 2B ADRA2L1, ADRA2RL1 ADRARL1 2q11.2
ADRA2C adrenoceptor alpha 2C ADRA2L2, ADRA2RL2 ADRARL2 4p16.3
ADRB1 adrenoceptor beta 1 ADRB1R 10q25.3
ADRB2 adrenoceptor beta 2 ADRB2R ADRBR, BAR, B2AR 5q32
ADRB3 adrenoceptor beta 3 8p11.23