TAAR6

TAAR6

Trace amine associated receptor 6
Identifiers
TAAR6 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Trace amine associated receptor 6, also known as TAAR6, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the TAAR6 gene.[1][2]

Function

TAAR6 belongs to the trace amine-associated receptor family. Trace amines are endogenous amine compounds that are chemically similar to classic biogenic amines like dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and histamine. Trace amines were thought to be 'false transmitters' that displace classic biogenic amines from their storage and act on transporters in a fashion similar to the amphetamines, but the identification of brain receptors specific to trace amines indicates that they also have effects of their own.[3][4]

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Further reading

This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.