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Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptor 4
LGR4, GPR48, G protein-coupled receptor 48
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play key roles in a variety of physiologic functions. Members of the leucine-rich GPCR (LGR) family, such as GPR48, have multiple N-terminal leucine-rich repeats (LRRs) and a 7-transmembrane domain (Weng et al., 2008 [PubMed 18424556]).[supplied by OMIM, Aug 2008] (from
Nishimori et al., Sendai, Japan. In Biosci Biotechnol Biochem, 30 Nov 2014
Previously, using the Keratin5-Cre transgenic mouse model we reported that female Lgr4-conditional KO mice (Lgr4(K5 KO)) showed subfertility with defective stromal decidualization due to abnormal development of the uterine gland.
Vidal et al., Bethesda, United States. In Curr Biol, Jul 2014
Bursicon binding to its receptor, DLGR2, the ortholog of mammalian leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein-coupled receptors (LGR4-6), represses the production of the VM-derived EGF-like growth factor Vein through activation of cAMP.
Stefansson et al., Reykjavík, Iceland. In Nature, Jun 2013
Through whole-genome sequencing of Icelandic individuals, we found a rare nonsense mutation within the leucine-rich-repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 4 (LGR4) gene (c.376C>T) that is strongly associated with low BMD, and with osteoporotic fractures.