Name

KCNA5 Gene

potassium channel, voltage gated shaker related subfamily A, member 5

Potassium channels represent the most complex class of voltage-gated ino 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. Four sequence-related potassium channel genes - shaker, shaw, shab, and shal - have been identified in Drosophila, and each has been shown to have human homolog(s). This gene encodes a member of the potassium channel, voltage-gated, shaker-related subfamily. This member contains six membrane-spanning domains with a shaker-type repeat in the fourth segment. It belongs to the delayed rectifier class, the function of which could restore the resting membrane potential of beta cells after depolarization and thereby contribute to the regulation of insulin secretion. This gene is intronless, and the gene is clustered with genes KCNA1 and KCNA6 on chromosome 12. Defects in this gene are a cause of familial atrial fibrillation type 7 (ATFB7). [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]

kcna5 Gene Set

From GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations

genes co-occuring with the biological term kcna5 in literature-supported statements describing functions of genes from the GeneRIF Biological Term Annotations dataset.

KCNA5 Gene Set

From Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions

interacting proteins for KCNA5 from the Pathway Commons Protein-Protein Interactions dataset.