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Potassium channel, voltage gated modifier subfamily G, member 1
Symbols KCNG1 ; K13; KCNG; KV6.1; kH2
External IDs OMIM603788 MGI3616086 HomoloGene20515 IUPHAR: 556 GeneCards: KCNG1 Gene
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Species Human Mouse
Entrez 3755 241794
Ensembl ENSG00000026559 ENSMUSG00000074575
UniProt Q9UIX4 A2BDX4
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_002237 NM_001081134
RefSeq (protein) NP_002228 NP_001074603
Location (UCSC) Chr 20:
51 – 51.02 Mb
Chr 2:
168.26 – 168.28 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily G member 1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KCNG1 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, subfamily G. This gene is abundantly expressed in skeletal muscle. Alternative splicing results in at least two transcript variants encoding distinct isoforms.[3]

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  1. ^ Su K, Kyaw H, Fan P, Zeng Z, Shell BK, Carter KC, Li Y (Feb 1998). "Isolation, characterization, and mapping of two human potassium channels". Biochem Biophys Res Commun 241 (3): 675–81. doi:10.1006/bbrc.1997.7830. PMID 9434767. 
  2. ^ Gutman GA, Chandy KG, Grissmer S, Lazdunski M, McKinnon D, Pardo LA, Robertson GA, Rudy B, Sanguinetti MC, Stuhmer W, Wang X (Dec 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. 
  3. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: KCNG1 potassium voltage-gated channel, subfamily G, member 1". 

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