Aliases for GNG7 Gene
External Ids for GNG7 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GNG7 Gene
GeneCards Summary for GNG7 Gene
GNG7 (G Protein Subunit Gamma 7) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and Myometrial Relaxation and Contraction Pathways. GO annotations related to this gene include signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is GNG12.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNG7 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. Plays a role in the regulation of adenylyl cyclase signaling in certain regions of the brain. Plays a role in the formation or stabilzation of a G protein heterotrimer (G(olf) subunit alpha-beta-gamma-7) that is required for adenylyl cyclase activity in the striatum (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'.