Aliases for CACNG3 Gene
External Ids for CACNG3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for CACNG3 Gene
The protein encoded by this gene is a type I transmembrane AMPA receptor regulatory protein (TARP). TARPs regulate both trafficking and channel gating of the AMPA receptors. This gene is part of a functionally diverse eight-member protein subfamily of the PMP-22/EMP/MP20 family. This gene is a susceptibility locus for childhood absence epilepsy. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2010]
GeneCards Summary for CACNG3 Gene
CACNG3 (Calcium Voltage-Gated Channel Auxiliary Subunit Gamma 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with CACNG3 include Childhood Absence Epilepsy and Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized. Among its related pathways are Cardiac conduction and NFAT and Cardiac Hypertrophy. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include voltage-gated calcium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is CACNG2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for CACNG3 Gene
Regulates the trafficking to the somatodendritic compartment and gating properties of AMPA-selective glutamate receptors (AMPARs). Promotes their targeting to the cell membrane and synapses and modulates their gating properties by slowing their rates of activation, deactivation and desensitization. Does not show subunit-specific AMPA receptor regulation and regulates all AMPAR subunits. Thought to stabilize the calcium channel in an inactivated (closed) state.