Aliases for HTR3C Gene
External Ids for HTR3C Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for HTR3C Gene
The product of this gene belongs to the ligand-gated ion channel receptor superfamily. This gene encodes subunit C of the type 3 receptor for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor causes fast, depolarizing responses in neurons after activation. Genes encoding subunits C, D and E form a cluster on chromosome 3. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for HTR3C Gene
HTR3C (5-Hydroxytryptamine Receptor 3C) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Circadian entrainment and Taste transduction. GO annotations related to this gene include extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity and G-protein coupled serotonin receptor activity. An important paralog of this gene is HTR3A.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for HTR3C Gene
This is one of the several different receptors for 5-hydroxytryptamine (serotonin), a biogenic hormone that functions as a neurotransmitter, a hormone, and a mitogen. This receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel, which when activated causes fast, depolarizing responses. It is a cation-specific, but otherwise relatively nonselective, ion channel.
Serotonin 5-HT3 receptors, are ligand-gated ion channels of the Cys-loop family. The receptor consists of four transmembrane domains that form an intrinsic cation-selective channel. So far five human 5-HT3 receptor subtypes have been identified (5-HT3A-E).