Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Enables G protein-coupled receptor activity and dopamine neurotransmitter receptor activity, coupled via Gs. Involved in adenylate cyclase-activating dopamine receptor signaling pathway; modification of postsynaptic structure; and presynaptic modulation of chemical synaptic transmission. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including central nervous system development; learning or memory; and modulation of chemical synaptic transmission. Located in several cellular components, including dendritic spine; endoplasmic reticulum; and presynapse. Is active in GABA-ergic synapse; glutamatergic synapse; and synaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Used to study Huntington's disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypertension and kidney failure. Orthologous to human DRD1 (dopamine receptor D1).