VIPR2

AcronymDefinition
VIPR2Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptor Type 2
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Formally known as the Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Receptor 2, VIPR2 is expressed in the nervous system, including in the brain, blood vessels and gastrointestinal tract.
We know that this activity can be modulated by synthetic peptides (compounds where amino acids are linked together) and the next step is to see if these compounds have a therapeutic effect in mice or in cultured human cells that carry the VIPR2 gene mutation.
Previous studies have shown that VIPR2 helps to regulate the formation and activity of neurons in the brain.