Aliases for ITPR3 Gene
External Ids for ITPR3 Gene
This gene encodes a receptor for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, a second messenger that mediates the release of intracellular calcium. The receptor contains a calcium channel at the C-terminus and the ligand-binding site at the N-terminus. Knockout studies in mice suggest that type 2 and type 3 inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors play a key role in exocrine secretion underlying energy metabolism and growth. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2010]
GeneCards Summary for ITPR3 Gene
ITPR3 (Inositol 1,4,5-Trisphosphate Receptor, Type 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ITPR3 include diabetes mellitus, insulin-dependent. Among its related pathways are PI-3K cascade and Signaling by FGFR. GO annotations related to this gene include phosphatidylinositol binding and inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate-sensitive calcium-release channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is RYR1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for ITPR3 Gene
Receptor for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, a second messenger that mediates the release of intracellular calcium
Inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate (IP3) receptors are a form of ligand-gated ion channels that are activated by cytosolic Ca2+ and IP3. They are localized to intracellular membranes, such as the endoplasmic reticulum, and mediate the mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ stores. IP3 receptors play an important role in intracellular Ca2+ signaling in a variety of cell types. There are three IP3 receptor subtypes; IP3R1, IP3R2 and IP3R3, which exist as homo- and heterotetramers. All subtypes are closely associated with calmodulin and FK506-binding protein and are modulated through phosphorylation by PKA, PKC, PKG and CaMKII.