|Prostaglandin I2 (prostacyclin) receptor (IP)|
|RNA expression pattern|
Prostacyclin receptor ( or prostaglandin I2 receptor, IP1) is a receptor for prostacyclin.
It is a member of the G-protein coupled receptor family. Prostacyclin, the major product of cyclooxygenase in macrovascular endothelium, elicits a potent vasodilation and inhibition of platelet aggregation through binding to this receptor.
The receptor is encoded by the human gene PTGIR.
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