NPY2R

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NPY2R

A gene on chromosome 4q31 that encodes a receptor for neuropeptide Y and peptide YY. NPY receptors mediate various biological actions, including stimulation of food intake, anxiolysis, modulation of circadian rhythm, pain transmission and control of pituitary hormone release.
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In vitro, when "stressed" with dexamethasone, sympathetic neurons shift toward expressing more NPY, which stimulates endothelial cell (angiogenesis) and preadipocyte proliferation, differentiation, and lipid-filling (adipogenesis) by activating the same NPY-Y2 receptors (Y2Rs).