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Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 2
Symbol GABRA2
External IDs OMIM137140 MGI95614 HomoloGene20217 IUPHAR: 405 ChEMBL: 4956 GeneCards: GABRA2 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 2555 14395
Ensembl ENSG00000151834 ENSMUSG00000000560
UniProt P47869 P26048
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_000807 NM_008066
RefSeq (protein) NP_000798 NP_032092
Location (UCSC) Chr 4:
46.25 – 46.48 Mb
Chr 5:
70.96 – 71.1 Mb
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GABRA2 gene.[1]

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA-A receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. Chloride conductance of these channels can be modulated by agents such as benzodiazepines that bind to the GABA-A receptor. At least 16 distinct subunits of GABA-A receptors have been identified.[1]

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