Aliases for HTR3C Gene
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Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HTR3C Gene
The product of this gene belongs to the ligand-gated ion channel receptor superfamily. This gene encodes subunit C of the type 3 receptor for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor causes fast, depolarizing responses in neurons after activation. Genes encoding subunits C, D and E form a cluster on chromosome 3. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HTR3C Gene
HTR3C (5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptor 3C) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HTR3C include Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma and Esophagus Adenocarcinoma. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Ion channel transport. GO annotations related to this gene include extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity and G-protein coupled serotonin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is HTR3E.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HTR3C Gene
This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel, which when activated causes fast, depolarizing responses. It is a cation-specific, but otherwise relatively nonselective, ion channel.
Serotonin 5-HT3 receptors, are ligand-gated ion channels of the Cys-loop family. The receptor consists of four transmembrane domains that form an intrinsic cation-selective channel. So far five human 5-HT3 receptor subtypes have been identified (5-HT3A-E).