|Symbols||; ADPG-R; BDPLT8; HORK3; P2T(AC); P2Y(12)R; P2Y(AC); P2Y(ADP); P2Y(cyc); P2Y12; SP1999|
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P2Y12 belongs to the Gi class of a group of G protein-coupled (GPCR) purinergic receptors and is a chemoreceptor for adenosine diphosphate (ADP). The P2Y family has several receptor subtypes with different pharmacological selectivity, which overlaps in some cases, for various adenosine and uridine nucleotides. This receptor is involved in platelet aggregation, and is a potential target for the treatment of thromboembolisms and other clotting disorders. Two transcript variants encoding the same isoform have been identified for this gene.
P2Y12 inhibitors do not change the risk of death when given to people who have had a NSTEMI. They do however increase the risk of bleeding and decrease the risk of further cardiovascular problems. Thus their routine use is of questionable value.
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