KCNJ16

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KCNJ16
Identifiers
Aliases KCNJ16, BIR9, KIR5.1, potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J member 16
External IDs MGI: 1314842 HomoloGene: 23112 GeneCards: 3773
Genetically Related Diseases
Disease Name References
periodontitis
RNA expression pattern
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Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001252207
NM_001252208
NM_001252209
NM_001252210
NM_010604

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001239136.1
NP_001239137.1
NP_001239138.1
NP_001239139.1
NP_034734.3

Location (UCSC) Chr 17: 70.05 – 70.14 Mb Chr 11: 110.97 – 111.03 Mb
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Potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 16 (KCNJ16) is a human gene encoding the Kir5.1 protein.[1]

Potassium channels are present in most mammalian cells, where they participate in a wide range of physiologic responses. Kir5.1 is an integral membrane protein and inward-rectifier type potassium channel. Kir5.1, which has a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into a cell rather than out of a cell, can form heterodimers with two other inward-rectifier type potassium channels. It may be involved in the regulation of fluid and pH balance. Three transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.[1]

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