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5 HT5A receptor

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Species  Human
Entrez  3361
Human  Mouse
Ensembl  ENSG00000157219
5-HT5A receptor
Aliases  HTR5A, 5-HT5A, 5-HT5A receptor, 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 5A
External IDs  MGI: 96283 HomoloGene: 22461 GeneCards: HTR5A
Similar  5 HT3 receptor, 5 HT1 receptor, 5 HT4 receptor

5-Hydroxytryptamine (serotonin) receptor 5A, also known as HTR5A, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the HTR5A gene.



The gene described in this record is a member of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor family and encodes a multi-pass membrane protein that functions as a receptor for 5-hydroxytryptamine and couples to G proteins, negatively influencing cAMP levels via Gi and Go. This protein has been shown to function in part through the regulation of intracellular Ca2+ mobilization. The 5-HT5A receptor has been shown to be functional in a native expression system.

Rodents have been shown to possess two functional 5-HT5 receptor subtypes, 5-HT5A and 5-HT5B, however while humans possess a gene coding for the 5-HT5B subtype, its coding sequence is interrupted by stop codons, making the gene non-functional, and so only the 5-HT5A subtype is expressed in Human brain.

It also appears to serve as an presynaptic serotonin autoreceptor.

Clinical significance

The neurotransmitter serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) has been implicated in a wide range of psychiatric conditions and also has vasoconstrictive and vasodilatory effects.

Selective Ligands

Few highly selective ligands are commercially available for the 5-HT5A receptor. When selective activation of this receptor is desired in scientific research, the non-selective serotonin receptor agonist 5-Carboxamidotryptamine can be used in conjunction with selective antagonists for its other targets (principally 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT1D, and 5-HT7). Research in this area is ongoing.


  • Valerenic acid, a component of valerian, has been shown to act as a 5HT5A partial agonist.
  • Another ligand that has been recently disclosed is shown below, claimed be a selective 5-HT5A agonist with Ki = 124 nM.
  • Antagonists

  • ASP-5736
  • AS-2030680
  • AS-2674723
  • Latrepirdine (non-selective)
  • Risperidone (non-selective), moderate 206nM affinity.
  • SB-699,551
  • References

    5-HT5A receptor Wikipedia

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