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Aliases KCNC3, KSHIIID, KV3.3, SCA13, potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily C member 3
External IDs MGI: 96669 HomoloGene: 3650 GeneCards: KCNC3
Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 50.31 – 50.33 Mb Chr 7: 44.59 – 44.6 Mb
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Potassium voltage-gated channel, Shaw-related subfamily, member 3 also known as KCNC3 or Kv3.3 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KCNC3.[3]


The Shaker gene family of Drosophila encodes components of voltage-gated potassium channels and comprises four subfamilies. Based on sequence similarity, this gene is similar to one of these subfamilies, namely the Shaw subfamily. The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the delayed rectifier class of channel proteins and is an integral membrane protein that mediates the voltage-dependent potassium ion permeability of excitable membranes.[4][5][6]

Clinical significance[edit]

KCNC3 is associated with spinocerebellar ataxia type 13.[7]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Ghanshani S, Pak M, McPherson JD, Strong M, Dethlefs B, Wasmuth JJ, Salkoff L, Gutman GA, Chandy KG (February 1992). "Genomic organization, nucleotide sequence, and cellular distribution of a Shaw-related potassium channel gene, Kv3.3, and mapping of Kv3.3 and Kv3.4 to human chromosomes 19 and 1". Genomics. 12 (2): 190–6. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(92)90365-Y. PMID 1740329. 
  4. ^ "Entrez Gene: potassium voltage-gated channel". 
  5. ^ Haas M, Ward DC, Lee J, Roses AD, Clarke V, D'Eustachio P, Lau D, Vega-Saenz de Miera E, Rudy B (December 1993). "Localization of Shaw-related K+ channel genes on mouse and human chromosomes". Mamm. Genome. 4 (12): 711–5. doi:10.1007/BF00357794. PMID 8111118. 
  6. ^ Gutman GA, Chandy KG, Grissmer S, Lazdunski M, McKinnon D, Pardo LA, Robertson GA, Rudy B, et al. (December 2005). "International Union of Pharmacology. LIII. Nomenclature and molecular relationships of voltage-gated potassium channels". Pharmacol. Rev. 57 (4): 473–508. doi:10.1124/pr.57.4.10. PMID 16382104. 
  7. ^ Waters MF, Pulst SM (2008). "Sca13". Cerebellum. 7 (2): 165–9. doi:10.1007/s12311-008-0039-7. PMID 18592334. 

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