leucokinin-like peptide receptor from tick and related proteins, member of the class A family of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptors
This subgroup includes a leucokinin-like peptide receptor from the Southern cattle tick, Boophilus microplus, a pest of cattle world-wide. Leucokinins are invertebrate neuropeptides that exhibit myotropic and diuretic activity. This receptor is the first neuropeptide receptor known from the Acari and the second known in the subfamily of leucokinin-like peptide G-protein-coupled receptors. The other known leucokinin-like peptide receptor is a lymnokinin receptor from the mollusc Lymnaeastagnalis.