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Gene: Npy (neuropeptide Y) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Npy
Name: neuropeptide Y
Description: Exhibits neuropeptide Y receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including adult feeding behavior; positive regulation of appetite; and positive regulation of nitrogen compound metabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including neuronal dense core vesicle; perikaryon; and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Used to study alcohol use disorder; childhood absence epilepsy; hypertension; and mental depression. Biomarker of several diseases, including brain disease (multiple); median neuropathy; mental depression; neurodegenerative disease (multiple); and obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Huntington's disease; alcohol use disorder; artery disease (multiple); epilepsy (multiple); and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human NPY (neuropeptide Y); PARTICIPATES IN neuropeptide Y metabolic pathway; INTERACTS WITH (+)-pilocarpine; (S)-amphetamine; (S)-nicotine.
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: NPY02; pro-neuropeptide Y; RATNPY; RATNPY02
Homo sapiens (human) : NPY (neuropeptide Y)  HGNC  Alliance
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Npy (neuropeptide Y)  MGI  Alliance
Chinchilla lanigera (long-tailed chinchilla) : Npy (neuropeptide Y)
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : NPY (neuropeptide Y)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : NPY (neuropeptide Y)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Npy (neuropeptide Y)
Sus scrofa (pig) : NPY (neuropeptide Y)
Chlorocebus sabaeus (African green monkey) : NPY (neuropeptide Y)
Heterocephalus glaber (naked mole-rat) : Npy (neuropeptide Y)
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Allele / Splice: Npyem6Sage  
Genetic Models: NP/Iusm-Npyem6Sage NP/Iusm-Npyem6Sage-/- NP/Iusm-Npyem6Sage+/-
Is Marker For: Strains:   SHR.BN-(Il6-Npy)   P   NP   BB.SHR-(D4Mit6-Spr)/K   NP.P-(D4Rat119-D4Rat55)/Iusm  
QTLs:   Bp21   Bp135  
Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.0479,557,856 - 79,565,059 (+)NCBIRnor6.0Rnor_6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_6.0 Ensembl479,557,854 - 79,565,097 (+)EnsemblRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.04144,233,753 - 144,240,956 (+)NCBIRnor5.0Rnor_5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.4478,038,013 - 78,045,187 (+)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.1478,314,142 - 78,321,317 (+)NCBI
Celera473,795,148 - 73,802,371 (+)NCBICelera
Cytogenetic Map4q24NCBI
RH 3.4 Map4507.8RGD
RH 3.4 Map4508.6RGD
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Strain Sequence Variants (Rnor 6.0)

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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 3197
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2020-06-09
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.