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Aliases KCNK6, K2p6.1, KCNK8, TOSS, TWIK-2, TWIK2, potassium two pore domain channel subfamily K member 6
External IDs MGI: 1891291 HomoloGene: 31266 GeneCards: KCNK6
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Species Human Mouse
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Location (UCSC) Chr 19: 38.32 – 38.33 Mb Chr 7: 29.22 – 29.23 Mb
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Potassium channel subfamily K member 6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KCNK6 gene.[3][4][5][6]

This gene encodes K2P6.1, one of the members of the superfamily of potassium channel proteins containing two pore-forming P domains. K2P6.1, considered an open rectifier, is widely expressed. It is stimulated by arachidonic acid, and inhibited by internal acidification and volatile anaesthetics.[6]

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  1. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". 
  2. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". 
  3. ^ Chavez RA, Gray AT, Zhao BB, Kindler CH, Mazurek MJ, Mehta Y, Forsayeth JR, Yost CS (Apr 1999). "TWIK-2, a new weak inward rectifying member of the tandem pore domain potassium channel family". J Biol Chem. 274 (12): 7887–92. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.12.7887. PMID 10075682. 
  4. ^ Gray AT, Kindler CH, Sampson ER, Yost CS (Jul 1999). "Assignment of KCNK6 encoding the human weak inward rectifier potassium channel TWIK-2 to chromosome band 19q13.1 by radiation hybrid mapping". Cytogenet Cell Genet. 84 (3–4): 190–1. doi:10.1159/000015255. PMID 10393428. 
  5. ^ Goldstein SA, Bayliss DA, Kim D, Lesage F, Plant LD, Rajan S (Dec 2005). "International Union of Pharmacology. LV. Nomenclature and molecular relationships of two-P potassium channels". Pharmacol Rev. 57 (4): 527–40. doi:10.1124/pr.57.4.12. PMID 16382106. 
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: KCNK6 potassium channel, subfamily K, member 6". 

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