Somatostatin receptor 4

Somatostatin receptor 4
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SSTR4 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Somatostatin receptor type 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SSTR4 gene.[1][2]

Somatostatin acts at many sites to inhibit the release of many hormones and other secretory proteins. The biologic effects of somatostatin are probably mediated by a family of G protein-coupled receptors that are expressed in a tissue-specific manner. SSTR4 is a member of the superfamily of receptors having seven transmembrane segments and is expressed in highest levels in fetal and adult brain and lung.[2]

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