Aliases for CACNA1F Gene
External Ids for CACNA1F Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for CACNA1F Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CACNA1F Gene
This gene encodes a multipass transmembrane protein that functions as an alpha-1 subunit of the voltage-dependent calcium channel, which mediates the influx of calcium ions into the cell. The encoded protein forms a complex of alpha-1, alpha-2/delta, beta, and gamma subunits in a 1:1:1:1 ratio. Mutations in this gene can cause X-linked eye disorders, including congenital stationary night blindness type 2A, cone-rod dystropy, and Aland Island eye disease. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2013]
GeneCards Summary for CACNA1F Gene
CACNA1F (Calcium Voltage-Gated Channel Subunit Alpha1 F) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CACNA1F include Aland Island Eye Disease and Night Blindness, Congenital Stationary, Type 2A. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and GABAergic synapse. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ion channel activity and high voltage-gated calcium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is CACNA1D.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for CACNA1F Gene
[Isoform 1]: Voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCC) mediate the entry of calcium ions into excitable cells and are also involved in a variety of calcium-dependent processes, including muscle contraction, hormone or neurotransmitter release, gene expression, cell motility, cell division and cell death. The isoform alpha-1F gives rise to L-type calcium currents. Long-lasting (L-type) calcium channels belong to the 'high-voltage activated' (HVA) group. They are blocked by dihydropyridines (DHP), phenylalkylamines, and by benzothiazepines. Activates at more negative voltages and does not undergo calcium-dependent inactivation (CDI), due to incoming calcium ions, during depolarization.
[Isoform 4]: Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel activates at more hyperpolarized voltages and exhibits a robust calcium-dependent inactivation (CDI), due to incoming calcium ions, during depolarizations.
[Isoform 6]: Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel activates at more hyperpolarized voltages and exibits a robust calcium-dependent inactivation (CDI), due to incoming calcium ions, during depolarizations.
Voltage-gated calcium channels (CaV) are present in the membrane of most excitable cells and mediate calcium influx in response to depolarization. They regulate intracellular processes such as contraction, secretion, neurotransmission and gene expression.