Aliases for GNG2 Gene
External Ids for GNG2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GNG2 Gene
This gene encodes one of the gamma subunits of a guanine nucleotide-binding protein. Such proteins are involved in signaling mechanisms across membranes. Various subunits forms heterodimers which then interact with the different signal molecules. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for GNG2 Gene
GNG2 (G Protein Subunit Gamma 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GNG2 include Hemiplegic Migraine. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and NFAT and Cardiac Hypertrophy. GO annotations related to this gene include signal transducer activity and G-protein beta-subunit binding. An important paralog of this gene is GNG3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNG2 Gene
Guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) are involved as a modulator or transducer in various transmembrane signaling systems. The beta and gamma chains are required for the GTPase activity, for replacement of GDP by GTP, and for G protein-effector interaction (By similarity).
Heterotrimeric G proteins are membrane bound GTPases that are linked to 7-TM receptors. Each G protein contains an alpha-, beta- and gamma-subunit and is bound to GDP in the 'off' state. Ligand binding causes a receptor conformational change, detaching the G protein and switching it 'on'.