Aliases for KCNC1 Gene
External Ids for KCNC1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KCNC1 Gene
This gene encodes a member of a family of integral membrane proteins that mediate the voltage-dependent potassium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Alternative splicing is thought to result in two transcript variants encoding isoforms that differ at their C-termini. These isoforms have had conflicting names in the literature: the longer isoform has been called both "b" and "alpha", while the shorter isoform has been called both "a" and "beta" (PMIDs 1432046, 12091563). [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]
GeneCards Summary for KCNC1 Gene
KCNC1 (Potassium Channel, Voltage Gated Shaw Related Subfamily C, Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with KCNC1 include epilepsy, progressive myoclonic 7. Among its related pathways are Transmission across Chemical Synapses and Dopamine-DARPP32 Feedback onto cAMP Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include voltage-gated potassium channel activity and delayed rectifier potassium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is KCNA10.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KCNC1 Gene
Mediates the voltage-dependent potassium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Assuming opened or closed conformations in response to the voltage difference across the membrane, the protein forms a potassium-selective channel through which potassium ions may pass in accordance with their electrochemical gradient
Voltage-gated potassium channels (KV) belong to the 6-TM family of potassium channel that also comprises the Ca2+-activated Slo (actually 7-TM) and the Ca2+-activated SK subfamilies. The pore-forming alpha-subunits contain a single pore-forming region and combine to form tetramers. Heteromeric channels can be formed within subfamilies e.g. KV1.1 with KV1.2 and KCNQ2 with KCNQ3.