G-protein coupled receptor for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin). Also functions as a receptor for various drugs and psychoactive substances, including ergot alkaloid derivatives, 1-2,5,-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl-2-aminopropane (DOI) and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Ligand binding causes a conformation change that triggers signaling via guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) and modulates the activity of down-stream effectors. Beta-arrestin family members inhibit signaling via G proteins and mediate activation of alternative signaling pathways. Signaling activates a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system that modulates the activity of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and down-stream signaling cascades and promotes the release of Ca2+ ions from intracellular stores. Regulates neuronal activity via the activation of short transient receptor potential calcium channels in the brain, and thereby modulates the activation of pro-opiomelacortin neurons and the release of CRH that then regulates the release of corticosterone. Plays a role in the regulation of appetite and eating behavior, responses to anxiogenic stimuli and stress. Plays a role in insulin sensitivity and glucose homeostasis.
|Gene Name:||5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 2C, G protein-coupled|
|Family/Subfamily:||GPCR , Serotonin|
|Synonyms:||HTR2C, 5-HT-1C, 5-HT1c receptor, 5HT-1C, 5-HT2C, 5-HT2c receptor, 5HT2C Receptor, 5-HT-2C, 5-HT1C, 5-HTR2C, HTR1C, Serotonin 5-HT-1c receptor, Serotonin receptor 2C, Serotonin 1c receptor, Serotonin 5-HT-2C receptor, Serotonin 2c receptor|
|Target Sequences:||nm_000868 NP_000859.1 P28335|
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