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Angiotensin II receptor type 2

SymbolsAGTR2 ; AT2; ATGR2; MRX88
External IDsOMIM300034 MGI87966 HomoloGene20172 IUPHAR: 35 ChEMBL: 4607 GeneCards: AGTR2 Gene
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
RefSeq (mRNA)NM_000686NM_007429
RefSeq (protein)NP_000677NP_031455
Location (UCSC)Chr HG1463_PATCH:
115.29 – 115.29 Mb
Chr X:
21.48 – 21.49 Mb
PubMed search[1][2]

Angiotensin II receptor type 2, also known as the AT2 receptor is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AGTR2 gene.[1]


Angiotensin II is a potent pressor hormone and a primary regulator of aldosterone secretion. It is an important effector controlling blood pressure and volume in the cardiovascular system. It acts through at least two types of receptors termed AT1 and AT2. AGTR2 belongs to a family 1 of G protein-coupled receptors. It is an integral membrane protein. It plays a role in the central nervous system and cardiovascular functions that are mediated by the renin-angiotensin system. This receptor mediates programmed cell death (apoptosis). In adults, it is highly expressed in myometrium with lower levels in adrenal gland and fallopian tube. It is highly expressed in fetal kidney and intestine. The human AGTR2 gene is composed of three exons and spans at least 5 kb. Exons 1 and 2 encode for 5' untranslated mRNA sequence and exon 3 harbors the entire uninterrupted open reading frame.[1]

Stimulation of AT2 by the selective agonist CGP 42112A increases mucosal nitric oxide production.[2]

Model organisms

Model organisms have been used in the study of AGTR2 function. A conditional knockout mouse line, called Agtr2tm1a(EUCOMM)Wtsi[5][6] was generated as part of the International Knockout Mouse Consortium program — a high-throughput mutagenesis project to generate and distribute animal models of disease to interested scientists — at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.[7][8][9]

Male and female animals underwent a standardized phenotypic screen to determine the effects of deletion.[3][10] Twenty one tests were carried out on mutant mice, but no significant abnormalities were observed.[3]


Angiotensin II receptor type 2 has been shown to interact with MTUS1.[11]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: AGTR2 angiotensin II receptor, type 2". 
  2. ^ Ewert S, Laesser M, Johansson B, Holm M, Aneman A, Fandriks L (March 2003). "The angiotensin II receptor type 2 agonist CGP 42112A stimulates NO production in the porcine jejunal mucosa". BMC Pharmacol. 3: 2. PMC 153509. PMID 12689346. doi:10.1186/1471-2210-3-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Gerdin AK (2010). "The Sanger Mouse Genetics Programme: High throughput characterisation of knockout mice". Acta Ophthalmologica 88 (S248). doi:10.1111/j.1755-3768.2010.4142.x. 
  4. ^ Mouse Resources Portal, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.
  5. ^ "International Knockout Mouse Consortium". 
  6. ^ "Mouse Genome Informatics". 
  7. ^ Skarnes, W. C.; Rosen, B.; West, A. P.; Koutsourakis, M.; Bushell, W.; Iyer, V.; Mujica, A. O.; Thomas, M.; Harrow, J.; Cox, T.; Jackson, D.; Severin, J.; Biggs, P.; Fu, J.; Nefedov, M.; De Jong, P. J.; Stewart, A. F.; Bradley, A. (2011). "A conditional knockout resource for the genome-wide study of mouse gene function". Nature 474 (7351): 337–342. PMC 3572410. PMID 21677750. doi:10.1038/nature10163.  edit
  8. ^ Dolgin E (June 2011). "Mouse library set to be knockout". Nature 474 (7351): 262–3. PMID 21677718. doi:10.1038/474262a. 
  9. ^ Collins FS, Rossant J, Wurst W (January 2007). "A mouse for all reasons". Cell 128 (1): 9–13. PMID 17218247. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.12.018. 
  10. ^ van der Weyden L, White JK, Adams DJ, Logan DW (2011). "The mouse genetics toolkit: revealing function and mechanism.". Genome Biol 12 (6): 224. PMC 3218837. PMID 21722353. doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-6-224. 
  11. ^ Nouet S, Amzallag N, Li JM, Louis S, Seitz I, Cui TX, Alleaume AM, Di Benedetto M, Boden C, Masson M, Strosberg AD, Horiuchi M, Couraud PO, Nahmias C (July 2004). "Trans-inactivation of receptor tyrosine kinases by novel angiotensin II AT2 receptor-interacting protein, ATIP". J. Biol. Chem. 279 (28): 28989–97. PMID 15123706. doi:10.1074/jbc.M403880200. 

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Further reading

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