Aliases for CACNG8 Gene
External Ids for CACNG8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CACNG8 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type I transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory protein (TARP). TARPs regulate both trafficking and channel gating of the AMPA receptors. This gene is part of a functionally diverse eight-member protein subfamily of the PMP-22/EMP/MP20 family and is located in a cluster with two family members, a type II TARP and a calcium channel gamma subunit. The mRNA for this gene is believed to initiate translation from a non-AUG (CUG) start codon. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CACNG8 Gene
CACNG8 (Calcium Voltage-Gated Channel Auxiliary Subunit Gamma 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CACNG8 include Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Among its related pathways are DREAM Repression and Dynorphin Expression and Sweet Taste Signaling. GO annotations related to this gene include voltage-gated calcium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is CACNG4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CACNG8 Gene
Regulates the trafficking and gating properties of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors (AMPARs). Promotes their targeting to the cell membrane and synapses and modulates their gating properties by slowing their rates of activation, deactivation and desensitization and by mediating their resensitization. Does not show subunit-specific AMPA receptor regulation and regulates all AMPAR subunits. Thought to stabilize the calcium channel in an inactivated (closed) state.