Alternative names for TAAR7a antibody
Trace amine receptor 7a, TaR-7a, Gm229, Trace amine-associated receptor 7a
Frozen Sections (C), Paraffin Sections (P), Western blot / Immunoblot (WB)
Background of TAAR7a antibody
Taar7a (Trace amine associated receptor 7a) is an orphan receptor, possibly a receptor for trace amines. TAARs, are present in human, mouse and fish. Like odorant receptors, individual mouse TAARs are expressed in unique subsets of neurons dispersed in the olfactory epithelium. However, so far only two members of this family have been shown to be responsive to trace amines and an endogenous ligand for each receptor has yet to be unequivocally identified. Trace amines are biogenic amines present in very low levels in mammalian tissues. Although some trace amines have clearly defined roles as neurotransmitters in invertebrates, the extent to which they function as true neurotransmitters in vertebrates has remained speculative. Trace amines are likely to be involved in a variety of physiological functions that have yet to be fully understood.