Aliases for GNG8 Gene
External Ids for GNG8 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GNG8 Gene
GeneCards Summary for GNG8 Gene
GNG8 (G Protein Subunit Gamma 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Among its related pathways are Presynaptic function of Kainate receptors and G-protein signaling G-Protein alpha-i signaling cascades. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include GTPase activity and obsolete signal transducer activity. An important paralog of this gene is GNG2.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for GNG8 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.
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'.