SSTR5

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SSTR5

A gene on chromosome 16p13.3 that encodes a G protein-coupled somatostatin receptor for somatostatin-28 and, to a lesser extent, for somatostatin-14. It is expressed in adult pituitary gland, heart, small intestine, adrenal gland, cerebellum and foetal hypothalamus.
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