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Gene Family: Arginine vasopressin and oxytocin receptors (AVPR)

Also known as : "Vasopressin receptors"
A subset of : Peptide receptors

Vasopressin receptor: The actions of vasopressin are mediated by stimulation of tissue-specific G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called vasopressin receptors that are classified into V1, V2 and V3 subtypes. These three subtypes differ in localization, function and signal transduction mechanisms. [Source: Wikipedia]

Genes contained within the family: 4

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
AVPR1A arginine vasopressin receptor 1A AVPR1 12q14.2
AVPR1B arginine vasopressin receptor 1B AVPR3 1q32.1
AVPR2 arginine vasopressin receptor 2 DIR3, DIR V2R Xq28
OXTR oxytocin receptor 3p25.3