GPR39

GPR39

A gene on chromosome 2q21-q22 that encodes a G protein-coupled receptor that activates a phosphatidylinositol-calcium second messenger system. GPR39 is involved in regulating body weight, GI motility, hormone secretion and apoptosis.
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In addition, Heptares is pursuing novel oral small molecule projects that target GLP1 and GPR39 for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, as well as working with leading pharmaceutical partners on small molecule and antibody discovery and development programmes in multiple therapeutic areas.
He is an author of over 250 scientific publications, with recent important publications on GPCR molecule activation and on the role of GPR39, an important GPCR thought to be involved in regulating metabolic function.
GPR39 has been implicated in the pathogenesis of obesity-related type-2 diabetes and esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.
13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today reported that it has identified compounds that interact selectively with each of four additional orphan G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) - GPR15, GPR39, GPR78 and GPR161.