Aliases for GRIK5 Gene
External Ids for GRIK5 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for GRIK5 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for GRIK5 Gene
This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the glutamate-gated ionic channel family. Glutamate functions as the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system through activation of ligand-gated ion channels and G protein-coupled membrane receptors. The protein encoded by this gene forms functional heteromeric kainate-preferring ionic channels with the subunits encoded by related gene family members. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2014]
GeneCards Summary for GRIK5 Gene
GRIK5 (Glutamate Ionotropic Receptor Kainate Type Subunit 5) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with GRIK5 include Brugada Syndrome 3 and Schizophrenia. Among its related pathways are Transmission across Chemical Synapses and Circadian entrainment. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include identical protein binding and PDZ domain binding. An important paralog of this gene is GRIK4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for GRIK5 Gene
Receptor for glutamate. L-glutamate acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter at many synapses in the central nervous system. The postsynaptic actions of Glu are mediated by a variety of receptors that are named according to their selective agonists. This receptor binds kainate > quisqualate > domoate > L-glutamate >> AMPA >> NMDA = 1S,3R-ACPD.
Kainate receptors are members of the ionotropic class of glutamate receptors, which also includes NMDA and AMPA receptors. Kainate receptors have been identified both pre- and post-synaptically. They contribute to excitatory postsynaptic currents in many regions of the CNS.