GPR120

Free fatty acid receptor 4
Identifiers
FFAR4 Gene
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse

G-protein coupled receptor 120 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GPR120 gene.[1][2]

GPR120 is a member of the rhodopsin family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPRs) (Fredriksson et al., 2003).[supplied by OMIM][2]

GPR120 has also been shown to mediate the anti-inflammatory and insulin-sensitizing effects of omega 3 fatty acids.[3] Lack of GPR120 is responsible for reduced fat metabolism, thereby leading to obesity[4]

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