Aliases for GNG2 Gene
External Ids for GNG2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GNG2 Gene
This gene encodes one of the gamma subunits of a guanine nucleotide-binding protein. Such proteins are involved in signaling mechanisms across membranes. Various subunits forms heterodimers which then interact with the different signal molecules. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2011]
GeneCards Summary for GNG2 Gene
GNG2 (G Protein Subunit Gamma 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GNG2 include Familial Hemiplegic Migraine. Among its related pathways are Apelin signaling pathway and G-Beta Gamma Signaling. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include obsolete signal transducer activity and G-protein beta-subunit binding. An important paralog of this gene is GNG3.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GNG2 Gene
Guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) are involved as a modulator or transducer in various transmembrane signaling systems. The beta and gamma chains are required for the GTPase activity, for replacement of GDP by GTP, and for G protein-effector interaction (By similarity).
Heterotrimeric G proteins are membrane bound GTPases that are linked to 7-TM receptors. Each G protein contains an alpha-, beta- and gamma-subunit and is bound to GDP in the 'off' state. Ligand binding causes a receptor conformational change, detaching the G protein and switching it 'on'.