External Ids for UNC79 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for UNC79 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for UNC79 Gene
The NALCN channel is responsible for Na(+) leak currents. The protein encoded by this gene, along with UNC80, is an accessory subunit of the NALCN channel that contributes to the Ca(2+) sensitivity of the channel. [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2016]
GeneCards Summary for UNC79 Gene
UNC79 (Unc-79 Homolog (C. Elegans)) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with UNC79 include Esotropia. Among its related pathways are Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds and Ion channel transport. GO annotations related to this gene include binding.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for UNC79 Gene
Component of the NALCN sodium channel complex, a cation channel activated either by neuropeptides substance P or neurotensin that controls neuronal excitability.