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The orphan adhesion-GPCR GPR126 is required for embryonic development in the mouse

Waller-Evans, Helen ORCID:, Prömel, Simone, Langenhan, Tobias, Dixon, John, Zahn, Dirk, Colledge, William H., Doran, Joanne, Carlton, Mark B. L., Davies, Ben, Aparicio, Samuel A. J. R., Grosse, Johannes and Russ, Andreas P. 2010. The orphan adhesion-GPCR GPR126 is required for embryonic development in the mouse. PLoS ONE 5 (11) , e14047. 10.1371/journal.pone.0014047

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Adhesion-GPCRs provide essential cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions in development, and have been implicated in inherited human diseases like Usher Syndrome and bilateral frontoparietal polymicrogyria. They are the second largest subfamily of seven-transmembrane spanning proteins in vertebrates, but the function of most of these receptors is still not understood. The orphan Adhesion-GPCR GPR126 has recently been shown to play an essential role in the myelination of peripheral nerves in zebrafish. In parallel, whole-genome association studies have implicated variation at the GPR126 locus as a determinant of body height in the human population. The physiological function of GPR126 in mammals is still unknown. We describe a targeted mutation of GPR126 in the mouse, and show that GPR126 is required for embryonic viability and cardiovascular development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Publisher: Public Library of Science
ISSN: 1932-6203
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 14 May 2023 17:23

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