Nuclear Receptors

The following pages with give brief introductions to each of the human nuclear receptors. Importantly, you will find links to a variety of external databases that provide up-to-date information on the individual NRs. The contents of the page are shown to the left. For basic information on the family NRs, see the General Information tab, in particular if you are confused about the nomenclature of the NRs.


Androgen Receptor (AR; NR3C4)
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR)
Constitutive Androstane Receptor (CAR; NR1I3)
Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ERα; NR3A1)
Estrogen Receptor Beta (ERβ; NR3A2)
Estrogen Related Receptor Alpha (ERRα; NR3B1)
Estrogen Related Receptor Gamma (ERRɣ; NR3B3)
Farnesoid X Receptor (FXR; NR1H4)
Glucocorticoid Receptor (GR; NR3C1)
Liver Receptor Homolog-1 (LRH-1; NR5A2)
Liver X Receptor Alpha (LXRα; NR1H3)
Liver X Receptor Beta (LXRβ; NR1H2)
Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR; NR3C2)
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Alpha (PPARα; NR1C1)
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Delta (PPARδ; NR1C2)
Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPARɣ; NR1C3)
Pregnane X Receptor (PXR; NR1I2)
Progesterone Receptor (PGR; NR3C3)
Retinoic Acid Receptor Alpha (RARα; NR1B1)
Retinoic Acid Receptor Beta (RARβ; NR1B2)
Retinoic Acid Receptor Gamma (RARɣ; NR1B3)
RAR-related Orphan Receptor Alpha (RORα; NR1F1)
RAR-related Orphan Receptor Gamma (RORɣ; NR1F3)
Retinoid X Receptor Alpha (RXRα; NR2B1)
Retinoid X Receptor Beta (RXRb; NR2B2)
Retinoid X Receptor Gamma (RXRɣ; NR2B3)
Thyroid Hormone Receptor Alpha (TRα; NR1A1)
Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta (TRβ; NR1A2)
Vitamin D Receptor (VDR; NR1I1)