Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Predicted to enable neuropeptide receptor activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including negative regulation of defecation; positive regulation of ERK1 and ERK2 cascade; and righting reflex. Predicted to act upstream of or within G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathway. Predicted to be located in membrane. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm and plasma membrane. Is expressed in brain and testis. Used to study sleep disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma; inflammatory bowel disease; newborn respiratory distress syndrome; and rheumatoid arthritis. Orthologous to human NPSR1 (neuropeptide S receptor 1).