Aliases for TRPC6 Gene
External Ids for TRPC6 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TRPC6 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TRPC6 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene forms a receptor-activated calcium channel in the cell membrane. The channel is activated by diacylglycerol and is thought to be under the control of a phosphatidylinositol second messenger system. Activation of this channel occurs independently of protein kinase C and is not triggered by low levels of intracellular calcium. Defects in this gene are a cause of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis 2 (FSGS2). [provided by RefSeq, Mar 2009]
GeneCards Summary for TRPC6 Gene
TRPC6 (Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel Subfamily C Member 6) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TRPC6 include Glomerulosclerosis, Focal Segmental, 2 and Familial Idiopathic Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome With Focal Segmental Hyalinosis. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Effects of PIP2 hydrolysis. GO annotations related to this gene include binding and calcium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is TRPC7.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TRPC6 Gene
Thought to form a receptor-activated non-selective calcium permeant cation channel. Probably is operated by a phosphatidylinositol second messenger system activated by receptor tyrosine kinases or G-protein coupled receptors. Activated by diacylglycerol (DAG) in a membrane-delimited fashion, independently of protein kinase C. Seems not to be activated by intracellular calcium store depletion.