Aliases for NIPA2 Gene
External Ids for NIPA2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for NIPA2 Gene
This gene encodes a possible magnesium transporter. This gene is located adjacent to the imprinted domain in the Prader-Willi syndrome deletion region of chromosome 15. Alternate splicing results in multiple transcript variants. Pseudogenes of this gene are found on chromosomes 3, 7 and 21.[provided by RefSeq, May 2010]
GeneCards Summary for NIPA2 Gene
NIPA2 (Non Imprinted In Prader-Willi/Angelman Syndrome 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with NIPA2 include angelman syndrome and childhood absence epilepsy. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Miscellaneous transport and binding events. GO annotations related to this gene include magnesium ion transmembrane transporter activity. An important paralog of this gene is NIPAL3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for NIPA2 Gene
Acts as a selective Mg(2+) transporter.