External Ids for MCOLN3 Gene
This gene encodes one of members of the mucolipin cation channel proteins. Mutation studies of the highly similar protein in mice have shown that the protein is found in cochlea hair cells, and mutant mice show early-onset hearing loss and balance problems. Multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Nov 2011]
GeneCards Summary for MCOLN3 Gene
MCOLN3 (Mucolipin 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Ion channel transport and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. An important paralog of this gene is MCOLN2.