Aliases for ANO1 Gene
External Ids for ANO1 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ANO1 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ANO1 Gene
GeneCards Summary for ANO1 Gene
ANO1 (Anoctamin 1) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ANO1 include Frontal Sinus Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Frontal Sinus Cancer. Among its related pathways are Ion channel transport and Neuroscience. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protein homodimerization activity and intracellular calcium activated chloride channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is ANO2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ANO1 Gene
Calcium-activated chloride channel (CaCC) which plays a role in transepithelial anion transport and smooth muscle contraction. Required for the normal functioning of the interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) which generate electrical pacemaker activity in gastrointestinal smooth muscles. Acts as a major contributor to basal and stimulated chloride conductance in airway epithelial cells and plays an important role in tracheal cartilage development.
Chloride channels are a family of anion-selective channels involved in a diverse range of biological processes including the regulation of the excitability of neurons, skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle, cell volume regulation, transepithelial salt transport, the acidification of intra- and extracellular compartments.