Dopamine receptor D2 – Wikipedia – DRD2

November 3, 2018

Dopamine receptor D2, also known as D2R, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the DRD2gene. After work from Paul Greengard’s lab had suggested that dopamine receptors were the site of action of antipsychotic drugs, several groups (including those of Solomon Snyder and Philip Seeman) used a radiolabeled antipsychotic drug to identify what is now known as the dopamine D2receptor.[5] The dopamine D2 receptor is the main receptor for most antipsychotic drugs. The structure of DRD2 in complex with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone has been determined.[6]