Aliases for ASIC2 Gene
External Ids for ASIC2 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for ASIC2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for ASIC2 Gene
This gene encodes a member of the degenerin/epithelial sodium channel (DEG/ENaC) superfamily. The members of this family are amiloride-sensitive sodium channels that contain intracellular N and C termini, 2 hydrophobic transmembrane regions, and a large extracellular loop, which has many cysteine residues with conserved spacing. The member encoded by this gene may play a role in neurotransmission. In addition, a heteromeric association between this member and acid-sensing (proton-gated) ion channel 3 has been observed to co-assemble into proton-gated channels sensitive to gadolinium. Alternative splicing has been observed at this locus and two variants, encoding distinct isoforms, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Feb 2012]
GeneCards Summary for ASIC2 Gene
ASIC2 (Acid Sensing Ion Channel Subunit 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with ASIC2 include Frozen Shoulder and Pseudohypoaldosteronism, Type I, Autosomal Recessive. Among its related pathways are Taste transduction and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ion channel activity and voltage-gated sodium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is ASIC1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for ASIC2 Gene
Cation channel with high affinity for sodium, which is gated by extracellular protons and inhibited by the diuretic amiloride. Also permeable for Li(+) and K(+). Generates a biphasic current with a fast inactivating and a slow sustained phase. Heteromeric channel assembly seems to modulate.
Acid-sensing ion channels (ASIC) are members of the ENaC/Deg (epithelial amiloride-sensitive Na+ channel and degenerin) family of ion channels and are widely expressed in neurons of the central and peripheral nervous system.