Aliases for GABRR1 Gene
External Ids for GABRR1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GABRR1 Gene
GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. GABRR1 is a member of the rho subunit family. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2012]
GeneCards Summary for GABRR1 Gene
GABRR1 (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Type A Receptor Rho1 Subunit) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Transmission across Chemical Synapses and GABAergic synapse. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include chloride channel activity and GABA-A receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is GABRR2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GABRR1 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. Rho-1 GABA receptor could play a role in retinal neurotransmission.
GABAA-rho receptors, previously known as GABAC receptors, are Cys-loop ionotropic ligand-gated ion channels mediating the fast synaptic inhibitory effects of GABA. Despite differing in pharmacology, physiology and biochemistry, they are viewed as a subclass of GABAA receptors.