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Type-2 angiotensin II receptor

The AGTR2 gene encodes a G-protein coupled receptor of angiotensin II. It is mostly expressed during development when it playsa role in apoptosis. Mutations are associated with X-linked mental retardation.


Clinic Method Carrier testing
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Research Method Genomic sequencing of the entire coding region
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Hein L et al. (1995) Behavioural and cardiovascular effects of disrupting the angiotensin II type-2 receptor in mice.

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Marion E et al. (2014) Mycobacterial toxin induces analgesia in buruli ulcer by targeting the angiotensin pathways.

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Piton A et al. (2013) XLID-causing mutations and associated genes challenged in light of data from large-scale human exome sequencing.

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Huang D et al. (2005) Sequence variations in AGTR2 are unlikely to be associated with X-linked mental retardation.

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Nouet S et al. (2004) Trans-inactivation of receptor tyrosine kinases by novel angiotensin II AT2 receptor-interacting protein, ATIP.

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Batenburg WW et al. (2004) Angiotensin II type 2 receptor-mediated vasodilation in human coronary microarteries.

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Erdmann J et al. (2004) The assertion that a G21V mutation in AGTR2 causes mental retardation is not supported by other studies.

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Ylisaukko-oja T et al. (2004) Identification of two AGTR2 mutations in male patients with non-syndromic mental retardation.

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Bienvenu T et al. (2003) Rare polymorphic variants of the AGTR2 gene in boys with non-specific mental retardation.

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Vervoort VS et al. (2002) AGTR2 mutations in X-linked mental retardation.

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Nishimura H et al. (1999) Role of the angiotensin type 2 receptor gene in congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract, CAKUT, of mice and men.

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Yamada T et al. (1996) Angiotensin II type 2 receptor mediates programmed cell death.

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Koike G et al. (1994) Human type 2 angiotensin II receptor gene: cloned, mapped to the X chromosome, and its mRNA is expressed in the human lung.

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Chassagne C et al. (1995) Assignment of the human angiotensin II type 2 receptor gene (AGTR2) to chromosome Xq22-q23 by fluorescence in situ hybridization.

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Lazard D et al. (1994) Molecular characterization and chromosome localization of a human angiotensin II AT2 receptor gene highly expressed in fetal tissues.

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Tissir F et al. (1995) Localization of the genes encoding the three rat angiotensin II receptors, Agtr1a, Agtr1b, Agtr2, and the human AGTR2 receptor respectively to rat chromosomes 17q12, 2q24 and Xq34, and the human Xq22.

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Ichiki T et al. (1995) Effects on blood pressure and exploratory behaviour of mice lacking angiotensin II type-2 receptor.

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Caruso-Neves C et al. (2005) Albumin endocytosis in proximal tubule cells is modulated by angiotensin II through an AT2 receptor-mediated protein kinase B activation.

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NCBI article

NCBI 186 external link

OMIM.ORG article

Omim 300034 external link

Orphanet article

Orphanet ID 159921 external link

Wikipedia article

Wikipedia EN (Angiotensin_II_receptor_type_2) external link
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