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Niacin receptor 2

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Niacin receptor 2

Hydroxycarboxylic acid receptor 3
HCAR3 Gene

Niacin receptor 2, also known as NIACR2 or GPR109B, is a protein which in humans is encoded by the NIACR2 gene.[1][2]


GPR109B is a low affinity receptor for nicotinic acid (niacin)[3] and is a member of the nicotinic acid receptor family of G protein-coupled receptors (the other identified member being GPR109A).

GPR109B is a Gi /Go protein-coupled receptor with low affinity for nicotinic acid.[3]


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