Aliases for GABRA6 Gene
External Ids for GABRA6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GABRA6 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. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for GABRA6 Gene
GABRA6 (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Type A Receptor Alpha6 Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GABRA6 include childhood absence epilepsy and neurotic disorder. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and Peptide ligand-binding receptors. 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 GABRA6 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.
GABAA receptors are members of the Cys-loop family of ligand-gated ion channels and, along with GABAB receptors, are responsible for mediating the inhibitory effects of GABA. They are pentameric proteins, consisting of five subunits belonging to different families.