Nav1.2

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SCN2A
Protein SCN2A PDB 1byy.png
Available structures
PDB Human UniProt search: PDBe RCSB
Identifiers
Aliases SCN2A, BFIC3, BFIS3, BFNIS, EIEE11, HBA, HBSCI, HBSCII, NAC2, Na(v)1.2, Nav1.2, SCN2A1, SCN2A2, sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 2
External IDs MGI: 98248 HomoloGene: 75001 GeneCards: SCN2A
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 2 (human)
Chr. Chromosome 2 (human)[1]
Chromosome 2 (human)
Genomic location for SCN2A
Genomic location for SCN2A
Band 2q24.3 Start 165,194,993 bp[1]
End 165,392,310 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
Species Human Mouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_001040142
NM_001040143
NM_021007

NM_001099298
NM_001346679
NM_001346680

RefSeq (protein)

NP_001035232
NP_001035233
NP_066287

n/a

Location (UCSC) Chr 2: 165.19 – 165.39 Mb Chr 2: 65.62 – 65.77 Mb
PubMed search [3] [4]
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Navα1.2, also known as the sodium channel, voltage-gated, type II, alpha subunit is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SCN2A gene.[5] Functional sodium channels contain an ion conductive alpha subunit and one or more regulatory beta subunits. Sodium channels which contain the Navα1.2 subunit are called Nav1.2 channels.

Function[edit]

Voltage-gated sodium channels are transmembrane glycoprotein complexes composed of a large alpha subunit with four domains including 24 transmembrane segments and one or more regulatory beta subunits. They are responsible for the generation and propagation of action potentials in neurons and muscle. This gene encodes one member of the sodium channel alpha subunit gene family. It is heterogeneously expressed in the brain, and mutations in this gene have been linked to several seizure disorders. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined.[5]

Clinical significance[edit]

Mutations in this gene have been implicated in cases of autism,[6] infantile spasms and bitemporal glucose hypometabolism.[7]

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.