InterPro : IPR030407

Name  Ionotropic receptor 8a-related Short Name  Ionotropic_rcpt_8a
Type  Family Description  Ionotropic Receptors (IRs) are a variant subfamily of the Ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs). IRs are present across the protostome branch of the animal kingdom and they are involved in taste and olfaction [, , ].Several classes of IR receptors have been defined by comparative genomics []. Two closely related IRs, IR8a and IR25a, are distinguished by their higher sequence identity to iGluRs, the existence of homologous genes across Protostomia and the broad distribution of their transcripts in antennal IR-expressing olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) []. This entry represents IR8a from insects.

Sequence Features

GO Displayer


InterPro protein domain ID --> Contigs



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0 Found In

1 Parent Features

Id Name Short Name Type
IPR001508 Ionotropic glutamate receptor, metazoa Iono_rcpt_met Family

3 Publications

First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Croset V Ancient protostome origin of chemosensory ionotropic glutamate receptors and the evolution of insect taste and olfaction. 2010 PLoS Genet 6 e1001064
Abuin L Functional architecture of olfactory ionotropic glutamate receptors. 2011 Neuron 69 44-60
Benton R Variant ionotropic glutamate receptors as chemosensory receptors in Drosophila. 2009 Cell 136 149-62

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Nucleic Acids Research, gky1070. doi:10.1093/nar/gky1070 (2018)