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Aliases KCNE4, MIRP3, potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily E regulatory subunit 4
External IDs MGI: 1891125 HomoloGene: 10959 GeneCards: 23704
Genetically Related Diseases
Disease Name References
lymphoblastic leukemia
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 2: 223.05 – 223.2 Mb Chr 1: 78.82 – 78.82 Mb
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Potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily E member 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KCNE4 gene.[1][2][3]

Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels represent the most complex class of voltage-gated ion channels from both functional and structural standpoints. Their diverse functions include regulating neurotransmitter release, heart rate, insulin secretion, neuronal excitability, epithelial electrolyte transport, smooth muscle contraction, and cell volume. This gene encodes a member of the potassium channel, voltage-gated, isk-related subfamily. This member is a type I membrane protein, and a beta subunit that assembles with a potassium channel alpha-subunit to modulate the gating kinetics and enhance stability of the multimeric complex. This gene is prominently expressed in the embryo and in adult uterus.[3]

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  1. ^ Abbott GW, Sesti F, Splawski I, Buck ME, Lehmann MH, Timothy KW, Keating MT, Goldstein SA (May 1999). "MiRP1 forms IKr potassium channels with HERG and is associated with cardiac arrhythmia". Cell 97 (2): 175–87. doi:10.1016/S0092-8674(00)80728-X. PMID 10219239. 
  2. ^ Teng S, Ma L, Zhen Y, Lin C, Bahring R, Vardanyan V, Pongs O, Hui R (Apr 2003). "Novel gene hKCNE4 slows the activation of the KCNQ1 channel". Biochem Biophys Res Commun 303 (3): 808–13. doi:10.1016/S0006-291X(03)00433-9. PMID 12670483. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: KCNE4 potassium voltage-gated channel, Isk-related family, member 4". 

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