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vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor 2
This gene encodes a receptor for vasoactive intestinal peptide, a small neuropeptide. Vasoactive intestinal peptide is involved in smooth muscle relaxation, exocrine and endocrine secretion, and water and ion flux in lung and intestinal epithelia. Its actions are effected through integral membrane receptors associated with a guanine nucleotide binding protein which activates adenylate cyclase.
VIPR2; vasoactive intestinal peptide receptor 2; vasoactive intestinal polypeptide receptor 2; VIP-R-2; PACAP-R3; PACAP-R-3; VPAC2 receptor; VIP receptor subtype 2; PACAP type III receptor; pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide type III receptor; Vip2; VPAC2; VPAC2R