Receptor for arginine vasopressin. The activity of this receptor is mediated by G proteins which activate a phosphatidyl- inositol-calcium second messenger system. Has been involved in social behaviors, including affiliation and attachment. Belongs to the G-protein coupled receptor 1 family. Vasopressin/oxytocin receptor subfamily. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: GPCR, family 1; Membrane protein, integral; Membrane protein, multi-pass; Receptor, GPCR
Cellular Component: endosome; integral to plasma membrane; plasma membrane
Molecular Function: peptide binding; protein binding; protein kinase C binding
Biological Process: blood circulation; cellular response to hormone stimulus; generation of precursor metabolites and energy; maternal behavior; phospholipase C activation; positive regulation of vasoconstriction; regulation of systemic arterial blood pressure by vasopressin