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Aliases for GABRA2 Gene

Aliases for GABRA2 Gene

  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) A Receptor, Alpha 2 2 3
  • GABA(A) Receptor Subunit Alpha-2 4
  • GABA(A) Receptor 2
  • Alpha 2 2

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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GABRA2 Gene

  • GC04M046323
  • GC04M046561
  • GC04M046101
  • GC04M046092
  • GC04M045946
  • GC04M045569

Summaries for GABRA2 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for GABRA2 Gene

  • GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA-A receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. Chloride conductance of these channels can be modulated by agents such as benzodiazepines that bind to the GABA-A receptor. At least 16 distinct subunits of GABA-A receptors have been identified. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2013]

GeneCards Summary for GABRA2 Gene

GABRA2 (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) A Receptor, Alpha 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GABRA2 include alcohol dependence. Among its related pathways are Akt Signaling and Apoptosis Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include chloride channel activity and GABA-A receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is GABRA4.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GABRA2 Gene

  • GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel

Tocris Summary for GABRA2 Gene

  • GABAA receptors are members of the Cys-loop family of ligand-gated ion channels, responsible for mediating the inhibitory effects of GABA alongside GABAB and GABAC receptors. They are pentameric proteins, consisting of 5 subunits belonging to different families.

Gene Wiki entry for GABRA2 Gene

No data available for PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for GABRA2 Gene

Genomics for GABRA2 Gene

Regulatory Elements for GABRA2 Gene

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Genomic Location for GABRA2 Gene

Chromosome:
4
Start:
46,243,548 bp from pter
End:
46,475,230 bp from pter
Size:
231,683 bases
Orientation:
Minus strand

Genomic View for GABRA2 Gene

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Genomic Location for GABRA2 Gene
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RefSeq DNA sequence for GABRA2 Gene

Proteins for GABRA2 Gene

  • Protein details for GABRA2 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    P47869-GBRA2_HUMAN
    Recommended name:
    Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2
    Protein Accession:
    P47869
    Secondary Accessions:
    • A8K0U7
    • B7Z1H8
    • Q59G14

    Protein attributes for GABRA2 Gene

    Size:
    451 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    51326 Da
    Quaternary structure:
    • Binds UBQLN1 (By similarity). Generally pentameric. There are five types of GABA(A) receptor chains: alpha, beta, gamma, delta, and rho.
    SequenceCaution:
    • Sequence=BAD92532.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Evidence={ECO:0000305};

    Alternative splice isoforms for GABRA2 Gene

    UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

neXtProt entry for GABRA2 Gene

Proteomics data for GABRA2 Gene at MOPED

Post-translational modifications for GABRA2 Gene

  • Glycosylation at Asn 38 and Asn 138
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

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Domains & Families for GABRA2 Gene

Gene Families for GABRA2 Gene

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry

P47869

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot:

GBRA2_HUMAN :
  • Belongs to the ligand-gated ion channel (TC 1.A.9) family. Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor (TC 1.A.9.5) subfamily. GABRA2 sub-subfamily.
Family:
  • Belongs to the ligand-gated ion channel (TC 1.A.9) family. Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor (TC 1.A.9.5) subfamily. GABRA2 sub-subfamily.
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Function for GABRA2 Gene

Molecular function for GABRA2 Gene

GENATLAS Biochemistry:
gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor,ionotropic,alpha 2,subunit,component of a pentameric receptor mediating inhibitory neurotransmission
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
GABA, the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate brain, mediates neuronal inhibition by binding to the GABA/benzodiazepine receptor and opening an integral chloride channel

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for GABRA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004890 contributes_to GABA-A receptor activity IBA --
GO:0005230 extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity --
GO:0005237 inhibitory extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity IBA --
GO:0005254 chloride channel activity IBA --
GO:0008503 benzodiazepine receptor activity IMP 8391122
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Animal Models for GABRA2 Gene

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No data available for Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for GABRA2 Gene

Localization for GABRA2 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GABRA2 Gene

Cell junction, synapse, postsynaptic cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein.

Subcellular locations from

COMPARTMENTS
Jensen Localization Image for GABRA2 Gene COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for GABRA2 gene
Compartment Confidence
plasma membrane 5

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for GABRA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005886 plasma membrane TAS --
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane IBA --
GO:0016020 membrane --
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane --
GO:0030054 cell junction IEA --
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Pathways & Interactions for GABRA2 Gene

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Interacting Proteins for GABRA2 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for GABRA2 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0001505 regulation of neurotransmitter levels IMP 8391122
GO:0006810 transport --
GO:0006811 ion transport --
GO:0006821 chloride transport --
GO:0006836 neurotransmitter transport IMP 8391122
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No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for GABRA2 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for GABRA2 Gene

(106) Drugs for GABRA2 Gene - From: IUPHAR, DGIdb, Tocris, DrugBank, and HMDB

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Flumazenil Approved Pharma Partial agonist, Allosteric regulator, antagonist, Target, positive allosteric modulator Benzodiazepine antagonist 21
Flunitrazepam Approved, Illicit Pharma Full agonist, Allosteric regulator, agonist, Target, potentiator 0
Adinazolam Approved Pharma agonist, Target, potentiator 0
Bromazepam Approved, Illicit Pharma binder, Target, potentiator 2
Butabarbital Approved, Illicit Pharma antagonist, Target, positive allosteric modulator 0

(11) Additional Compounds for GABRA2 Gene - From: IUPHAR, Tocris, and HMDB

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs
5alpha-pregnan-3alpha-ol-20-one
Potentiation, Allosteric regulator
alpha3IA
Inverse agonist, Allosteric regulator
alpha5IA
Inverse agonist, Allosteric regulator
Ro154513
Full agonist, Allosteric regulator
Ro194603
Inverse agonist, Allosteric regulator
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Transcripts for GABRA2 Gene

Unigene Clusters for GABRA2 Gene

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 2:
Representative Sequences:

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Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for GABRA2 Gene

ExUns: 1 ^ 2 ^ 3a · 3b ^ 4 ^ 5 ^ 6 ^ 7 ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11a · 11b ^ 12 ^ 13a · 13b
SP1: - -
SP2: - - -
SP3: - - -
SP4: - - - -
SP5: - - - -
SP6: - - - -
SP7: - - - -
SP8: - - - - -
SP9: - - - - -
SP10: - - - - - -
SP11: - - - - - -
SP12: - - - - - -
SP13: -
SP14: - - - - - - - - -

Relevant External Links for GABRA2 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
GABRA2
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for
GABRA2

Expression for GABRA2 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues for GABRA2 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for GABRA2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Brain - Nucleus accumbens (basal ganglia) (x6.2), Brain - Caudate (basal ganglia) (x5.8), Brain - Amygdala (x5.8), Brain - Frontal Cortex (BA9) (x5.6), Brain - Anterior cingulate cortex (BA24) (x5.3), Brain - Putamen (basal ganglia) (x5.1), and Brain - Cortex (x4.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for GABRA2 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Frontal cortex (37.7), Cerebrospinal fluid (23.8), and Retina (7.5).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB, PaxDb, and MOPED for GABRA2 Gene



SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for GABRA2 Gene Hs.116250

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Protein tissue co-expression partners for GABRA2 Gene

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No data available for mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for GABRA2 Gene

Orthologs for GABRA2 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for GABRA2 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
cow
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia GABRA2 35
  • 94.46 (n)
  • 98.89 (a)
GABRA2 36
  • 99 (a)
OneToOne
dog
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia GABRA2 35
  • 91.2 (n)
  • 94.68 (a)
GABRA2 36
  • 99 (a)
OneToOne
mouse
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Gabra2 35
  • 90.84 (n)
  • 97.78 (a)
Gabra2 16
Gabra2 36
  • 98 (a)
OneToOne
chimpanzee
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia GABRA2 35
  • 99.33 (n)
  • 100 (a)
GABRA2 36
  • 100 (a)
OneToOne
rat
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Gabra2 35
  • 89.73 (n)
  • 97.34 (a)
oppossum
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia GABRA2 36
  • 94 (a)
OneToOne
platypus
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia GABRA2 36
  • 93 (a)
OneToOne
chicken
(Gallus gallus)
Aves GABRA2 35
  • 83.67 (n)
  • 93.65 (a)
GABRA2 36
  • 91 (a)
OneToOne
lizard
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia GABRA2 36
  • 89 (a)
OneToOne
tropical clawed frog
(Silurana tropicalis)
Amphibia gabra2 35
  • 76.59 (n)
  • 87.05 (a)
zebrafish
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii LOC100150704 35
  • 72.8 (n)
  • 86.25 (a)
CABZ01072856.1 36
  • 83 (a)
OneToMany
GABRA2 (2 of 3) 36
  • 77 (a)
OneToMany
GABRA2 (3 of 3) 36
  • 87 (a)
OneToMany
rainbow trout
(Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Actinopterygii Omy.7711 35
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Grd 37
  • 47 (a)
worm
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea F09G2.5 37
  • 26 (a)
gbr-5 37
  • 33 (a)
glc-1 37
  • 33 (a)
glc-4 37
  • 34 (a)
Species with no ortholog for GABRA2:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for GABRA2 Gene

ENSEMBL:
Gene Tree for GABRA2 (if available)
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Gene Tree for GABRA2 (if available)

Paralogs for GABRA2 Gene

Paralogs for GABRA2 Gene

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Variants for GABRA2 Gene

Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GABRA2 Gene

P47869-GBRA2_HUMAN
Genetic variations in GABRA2 determine the genetic susceptibility to alcoholism [MIM:103780]

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for GABRA2 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
nsv527418 CNV Loss 19592680
esv2641107 CNV Deletion 19546169

Variation tolerance for GABRA2 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 41.55% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 0.66; 14.16% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Relevant External Links for GABRA2 Gene

HapMap Linkage Disequilibrium report
GABRA2

No data available for Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for GABRA2 Gene

Disorders for GABRA2 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(1) MalaCards diseases for GABRA2 Gene - From: OMIM, DISEASES, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
alcohol dependence
  • alcohol dependence, protection against
- elite association

Relevant External Links for GABRA2

Genetic Association Database (GAD)
GABRA2
Human Genome Epidemiology (HuGE) Navigator
GABRA2
Atlas of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology:
GABRA2
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No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for GABRA2 Gene

Publications for GABRA2 Gene

  1. GABA(A) receptors as molecular targets of general anesthetics: identification of binding sites provides clues to allosteric modulation. (PMID: 21194017) Olsen R.W. … Li G.D. (Can J Anaesth 2011) 25 26
  2. Reduced GABAA receptors and benzodiazepine binding sites in the posterior cingulate cortex and fusiform gyrus in autism. (PMID: 20858465) Oblak A.L. … Blatt G.J. (Brain Res. 2011) 25 26
  3. Atypical behavioural effects of lorazepam: clues to the design of novel therapies? (PMID: 20138190) Giersch A. … Vidailhet P. (Pharmacol. Ther. 2010) 25 26
  4. Searching for perfect sleep: the continuing evolution of GABAA receptor modulators as hypnotics. (PMID: 19942638) Nutt D.J. … Stahl S.M. (J. Psychopharmacol. (Oxford) 2010) 25 26
  5. The point mutation gamma 2F77I changes the potency and efficacy of benzodiazepine site ligands in different GABAA receptor subtypes. (PMID: 20303942) Ramerstorfer J. … Sieghart W. (Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2010) 25 26

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