Endothelial differentiation G-protein-coupled receptor 8; Receptor for the lysosphingolipid sphingosine 1- phosphate (S1P). S1P is a bioactive lysophospholipid that elicits diverse physiological effect on most types of cells and tissues. Is coupled to both the G(i/0)alpha and G(12) subclass of heteromeric G-proteins (By similarity). May play a regulatory role in the transformation of radial glial cells into astrocytes and may affect proliferative activity of these cells; Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors
Synonyms: S1PR5, S1PR5p, hS1PR5, K7EIT5, Q9H228 ...