Aliases for SCN3B Gene
External Ids for SCN3B Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for SCN3B Gene
Voltage-gated sodium channels are transmembrane glycoprotein complexes composed of a large alpha subunit and one or more regulatory beta subunits. They are responsible for the generation and propagation of action potentials in neurons and muscle. This gene encodes one member of the sodium channel beta subunit gene family, and influences the inactivation kinetics of the sodium channel. Two alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for SCN3B Gene
SCN3B (Sodium Voltage-Gated Channel Beta Subunit 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with SCN3B include Brugada Syndrome 7 and Heart Conduction Disease. Among its related pathways are Cardiac conduction and Neuropathic Pain-Signaling in Dorsal Horn Neurons. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ion channel binding and voltage-gated sodium channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is SCN1B.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for SCN3B Gene
Modulates channel gating kinetics. Causes unique persistent sodium currents. Inactivates the sodium channel opening more slowly than the subunit beta-1. Its association with NFASC may target the sodium channels to the nodes of Ranvier of developing axons and retain these channels at the nodes in mature myelinated axons (By similarity).
Voltage-gated sodium channels (NaV) are responsible for action potential initiation and propagation in excitable cells, including nerve, muscle, and neuroendocrine cell types. They are also expressed at low levels in non-excitable cells, where their physiological role is unclear.