Aliases for RYR2 Gene
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Previous Symbols for RYR2 Gene
This gene encodes a ryanodine receptor found in cardiac muscle sarcoplasmic reticulum. The encoded protein is one of the components of a calcium channel, composed of a tetramer of the ryanodine receptor proteins and a tetramer of FK506 binding protein 1B proteins, that supplies calcium to cardiac muscle. Mutations in this gene are associated with stress-induced polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for RYR2 Gene
RYR2 (Ryanodine Receptor 2 (Cardiac)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with RYR2 include arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia 2 and ventricular tachycardia, catecholaminergic polymorphic, 1. Among its related pathways are CREB Pathway and Activation of cAMP-Dependent PKA. GO annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and enzyme binding. An important paralog of this gene is RYR1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for RYR2 Gene
Calcium channel that mediates the release of Ca(2+) from the sarcoplasmic reticulum into the cytoplasm and thereby plays a key role in triggering cardiac muscle contraction. Aberrant channel activation can lead to cardiac arrhythmia. In cardiac myocytes, calcium release is triggered by increased Ca(2+) levels due to activation of the L-type calcium channel CACNA1C. The calcium channel activity is modulated by formation of heterotetramers with RYR3. Required for cellular calcium ion homeostasis. Required for embryonic heart development.