Aliases for KCND1 Gene
External Ids for KCND1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for KCND1 Gene
This gene encodes a multipass membrane protein that comprises the pore subunit of the voltage-gated A-type potassium channel, which functions in the repolarization of membrane action potentials. Activity of voltage-gated potassium channels is important in a number of physiological processes, among them the regulation of neurotransmitter release, heart rate, insulin secretion, and smooth muscle contraction. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for KCND1 Gene
KCND1 (Potassium Voltage-Gated Channel Subfamily D Member 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Cardiac conduction and Transmission across Chemical Synapses. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ion channel activity and delayed rectifier potassium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is KCND2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for KCND1 Gene
Pore-forming (alpha) subunit of voltage-gated rapidly inactivating A-type potassium channels. May contribute to I(To) current in heart and I(Sa) current in neurons. Channel properties are modulated by interactions with other alpha subunits and with regulatory subunits.
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 alpha-subunits contain a single pore-forming region and combine to form tetramers.