Gene: PTGER4 (prostaglandin E receptor 4) Homo sapiens
Symbol: PTGER4
Name: prostaglandin E receptor 4
Description: The protein encoded by this gene is a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family. This protein is one of four receptors identified for prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). This receptor can activate T-cell factor signaling. It has been shown to mediate PGE2 induced expression of early growth response 1 (EGR1), regulate the level and stability of cyclooxygenase-2 mRNA, and lead to the phosphorylation of glycogen synthase kinase-3. Knockout studies in mice suggest that this receptor may be involved in the neonatal adaptation of circulatory system, osteoporosis, as well as initiation of skin immune responses. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: EP4; EP4R; MGC126583; OTTHUMP00000119996; PGE receptor EP4 subtype; PGE receptor, EP4 subtype; PGE2 receptor EP4 subtype; prostaglandin E receptor 4 (subtype EP4); prostaglandin E2 receptor EP4 subtype; prostanoid EP4 receptor
Related Pseudogenes: PTGER4P1   PTGER4P2   PTGER4P3  
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38540,679,930 - 40,740,932 (+)NCBIGRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37540,680,032 - 40,696,962 (+)NCBIGRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36540,715,789 - 40,729,594 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34540,715,788 - 40,729,592NCBI
Celera540,568,598 - 40,582,403 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map5p13.1NCBImapview
HuRef540,632,020 - 40,645,825 (+)NCBI
CHM1_1540,681,992 - 40,695,797 (+)NCBI

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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 736498
Created: 2004-02-06
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2016-10-11
Status: ACTIVE