Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)

hypocretin (orexin) receptor 1
Symbol(s): HCRTR1
Locus: 1 p33
EC number [1]
EntrezGene 3061
OMIM 602392
RefSeq NM_001525
UniProt O43613
hypocretin (orexin) receptor 2
Symbol(s): HCRTR2
Locus: 6 p11 -q11
EC number [2]
EntrezGene 3062
OMIM 602393
RefSeq NM_001526
UniProt O43614

The orexin receptor (also referred to as the hypocretin receptor) is a G-protein-coupled receptor that binds the neuropeptide hormone orexin. There are two variants, OX1 and OX2, each encoded by a different gene (HCRTR1, HCRTR2).[1]


  1. Spinazzi R, Andreis PG, Rossi GP, Nussdorfer GG (2006). Orexins in the regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Pharmacol. Rev. 58 (1): 46–57.

External linksEdit

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.