Vasopressin Receptor

Vasopressin Receptor

The actions of vasopressin are mediated by stimulation of tissue-specific G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) called vasopressin receptors that are classified into V1, V2 and V3 subtypes. These three subtypes differ in localization, function and signal transduction mechanisms.

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Arginine Vasopressin Receptor 1B
... Vasopressin V1b receptor (V1bR) also known as vasopressin 3 receptor (VPR3) or antidiuretic hormone receptor 1b is a protein that in humans is encoded by the AVPR1B (a ... V1bR acts as receptor for arginine vasopressin ... AVPR1B belongs to the subfamily of G-protein coupled receptors ...
Vasopressin Receptor - Antagonists
... Vasopressin receptor antagonists (VRAs) are drugs that block vasopressin receptors ... Normally, when osmolality falls below its set point, plasma vasopressin levels become undetectable, and an aquaresis results ... In SIADH, vasopressin release is not fully suppressed, despite hypotonicity ...
Conivaptan
... is a non-peptide inhibitor of antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin receptor antagonist) ... Conivaptan inhibits two of the three subtypes of the vasopressin receptor (V1a and V2) ... However, in theory, vasopressin receptor antagonism would be particularly useful in this setting, and an initial study shows that it has some promise ...

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