KCNJ8

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KCNJ8
Identifiers
Aliases KCNJ8, KIR6.1, uKATP-1, potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J member 8
External IDs MGI: 1100508 HomoloGene: 3654 GeneCards: KCNJ8
Targeted by Drug
minoxidil, glyburide, tolbutamide[1]
RNA expression pattern
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Species Human Mouse
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RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_004982

NM_008428
NM_001330363
NM_001330366

RefSeq (protein)

NP_004973

NP_032454.1
NP_001317292
NP_001317295
NP_032454

Location (UCSC) Chr 12: 21.76 – 21.78 Mb Chr 6: 142.56 – 142.57 Mb
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Potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 8, also known as KCNJ8, is a human gene encoding the Kir6.1 protein.[4] A mutation in KCNJ8 has been associated with cardiac arrest in the early repolarization syndrome.

Potassium channels are present in most mammalian cells, where they participate in a wide range of physiologic responses. Kir6.1 is an integral membrane protein and inward-rectifier type potassium channel. Kir6.1, which has a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into a cell rather than out of a cell, is controlled by G-proteins.[4]

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