Aliases for HTR3C Gene
External Ids 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 (Serotonin) Receptor 3C, Ionotropic) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with HTR3C include obstructive sleep apnea and sleep apnea. Among its related pathways are CREB Pathway and Circadian entrainment. GO annotations related to this gene include extracellular ligand-gated ion channel 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 4-transmembrane domains that form an intrinsic cation-selective channel. So far five human 5-HT3 receptor subtypes have been identified (5-HT3A-E). The 5-HT3B-E subtypes do not form functional homo-oligomeric complexes like the 5-HT3A subtypes, but co-assemble with 5-HT3A to influence its functional expression.