Neurotensin receptor 1 (NTS1 or NTSR1) belongs to the large superfamily of G-protein coupled receptors. NTSR1 mediates the multiple functions of neurotensin, such as hypotension, hyperglycemia, hypothermia, antinociception, and regulation of intestinal motility and secretion. NTR1 has been reported in brain, pancreas, and small intestine. ESTs have been isolated from brain and colon libraries
Image: Immuofluorescent detection of NTS1 in cell bodies of neurons in rat dorsal root ganglia (red fluorescence).