Aliases for CALHM1 Gene
External Ids for CALHM1 Gene
Previous Symbols for CALHM1 Gene
This gene encodes a calcium channel that plays a role in processing of amyloid-beta precursor protein. A polymorphism at this locus has been reported to be associated with susceptibility to late-onset Alzheimer's disease in some populations, but the pathogenicity of this polymorphism is unclear.[provided by RefSeq, Mar 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CALHM1 Gene
CALHM1 (Calcium Homeostasis Modulator 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CALHM1 include alzheimer disease and temporal lobe epilepsy. GO annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and voltage-gated ion channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is FAM26F.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CALHM1 Gene
Pore-forming subunit of a voltage-gated ion channel required for sensory perception of sweet, bitter and umami tastes. Specifically present in type II taste bud cells, where it plays a central role in sweet, bitter and umami taste perception by inducing ATP release from the cell, ATP acting as a neurotransmitter to activate afferent neural gustatory pathways. Acts both as a voltage-gated and calcium-activated ion channel: mediates neuronal excitability in response to changes in extracellular Ca(2+) concentration. Has poor ion selectivity and forms a wide pore (around 14 Angstroms) that mediates permeation of Ca(2+), Na(+) and K(+), as well as permeation of monovalent anions. Acts as an activator of the ERK1 and ERK2 cascade. Triggers endoplasmic reticulum stress by reducing the calcium content of the endoplasmic reticulum. May indirectly control amyloid precursor protein (APP) proteolysis and aggregated amyloid-beta (Abeta) peptides levels in a Ca(2+) dependent manner.