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Purinergic receptor P2Y, G-protein coupled, 12
Symbols P2RY12; ADPG-R; HORK3; P2T(AC); P2Y(AC); P2Y(ADP); P2Y(cyc); P2Y12; SP1999
External IDs OMIM600515 MGI1918089 HomoloGene11260 IUPHAR: P2Y12 GeneCards: P2RY12 Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 64805 70839
Ensembl ENSG00000169313 ENSMUSG00000036353
UniProt Q9H244 Q546L4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_022788 NM_027571
RefSeq (protein) NP_073625 NP_081847
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
152.54 - 152.59 Mb
Chr 3:
59.3 - 59.35 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

In the field of molecular biology, the P2Y12 protein is found on the surface of blood platelet cells and is an important regulator in blood clotting.[1]

P2Y12 belongs to a group of G protein-coupled purinergic receptors[2] and is a chemoreceptor for adenosine diphosphate (ADP).[3][4] The P2Y family has several receptor subtypes with different pharmacological selectivity, which overlaps in some cases, for various adenosine and uridine nucleotides. This receptor is involved in platelet aggregation, and is a potential target for the treatment of thromboembolisms and other clotting disorders. Two transcript variants encoding the same isoform have been identified for this gene.[5]

Clinical significance

The drug clopidogrel (Plavix) binds to this receptor and is marketed as an antiplatelet.[3]


  1. ^ Dorsam RT, Kunapuli SP (2004). "Central role of the P2Y12 receptor in platelet activation". J. Clin. Invest. 113 (3): 340–5. doi:10.1172/JCI200420986. PMID 14755328.  
  2. ^ Murugappa S, Kunapuli SP (2006). "The role of ADP receptors in platelet function". Front. Biosci. 11: 1977–86. doi:10.2741/1939. PMID 16368572.  
  3. ^ a b Hollopeter G, Jantzen HM, Vincent D, Li G, England L, Ramakrishnan V, Yang RB, Nurden P, Nurden A, Julius D, Conley PB (2001). "Identification of the platelet ADP receptor targeted by antithrombotic drugs". Nature 409 (6817): 202–7. doi:10.1038/35051599. PMID 11196645.  
  4. ^ Nicholas RA (2001). "Identification of the P2Y(12) receptor: a novel member of the P2Y family of receptors activated by extracellular nucleotides". Mol. Pharmacol. 60 (3): 416–20. PMID 11502870.  
  5. ^ "Entrez Gene: P2RY12 purinergic receptor P2Y, G-protein coupled, 12".  

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