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General Information
Name
alcohol, response to, dual-GPCR signaling
FlyBase ID
FBhh0000904
Disease Ontology Term
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Overview

The Drosophila gene DopEcR is a dual G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that can be activated by dopamine and by the insect steroid hormone ecdysone; it is postulated to link GPCR-mediated non-genomic steroid action to cAMP signaling in the fly nervous system. DopEcR has been shown to modulate a number of complex behaviors in flies, including response to ethanol.

RNAi targeting constructs and alleles caused by insertional mutagenesis have been generated for Dmel\DopEcR. Genetic interactions have been described; see the DopEcR gene report.

[updated Oct. 2018 by FlyBase; FBrf0222196]

Disease Summary Information
Disease Summary: alcohol, response to, dual-GPCR signaling
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Human gene(s) implicated
Symptoms and phenotype
Steroid hormones possess two distinct actions, a delayed genomic effect and a rapid non-genomic effect. Rapid steroid-triggered signaling is mediated by specific receptors localized most often to the plasma membrane; among these are G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) (Wang et al., 2014; pubmed:25257522).
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Cellular phenotype and pathology
Molecular information
Dmel\DopEcR is postulated to link GPCR-mediated non-canonical steroid action to cAMP signaling in the fly nervous system (FBrf0223024).
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    Disease synonyms
    alcohol, response to, steroid hormone-related
    alcohol, response to, dual-GPCR-signaling
    Ortholog Information
    Human gene(s) in FlyBase
      Other mammalian ortholog(s) used
        D. melanogaster Gene Information (1)
        Gene Snapshot
        Dopamine/Ecdysteroid receptor (DopEcR) encodes a GPCR that shows ligand-biased activation. It can be activated by dopamine to increase cyclic AMP levels and by the insect steroid ecdysone to activate the MAPKinase pathway. It is widely expressed in the nervous system and can modulate a wide variety of complex behaviors including male courtship, locomotion, the response to stressful social interactions and the regulation of appetite. [Date last reviewed: 2019-03-07]
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        Comments on ortholog(s)
        A number of human genes encoding GPCR's show low levels of homology to Dmel\DopEcR, including GPR52 and GPR21 (24-26% identity and 42-46% similarity).
        Orthologs and Alignments from DRSC
        DIOPT - DRSC Integrative Ortholog Prediction Tool - Click the link below to search for orthologs in Humans
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        Alleles Reported to Model Human Disease (Disease Ontology) (2 alleles)
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        Modifiers Based on Experimental Evidence ( 2 )
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        Contact lab of origin for a reagent not available from a public stock center.
        Bloomington Stock Center Disease Page
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        References (4)