Aliases for TRPV2 Gene
External Ids for TRPV2 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TRPV2 Gene
This gene encodes an ion channel that is activated by high temperatures above 52 degrees Celsius. The protein may be involved in transduction of high-temperature heat responses in sensory ganglia. It is thought that in other tissues the channel may be activated by stimuli other than heat. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TRPV2 Gene
TRPV2 (Transient Receptor Potential Cation Channel Subfamily V Member 2) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TRPV2 include Retina Lymphoma and Dentin Sensitivity. Among its related pathways are TRP channels and Transport of glucose and other sugars, bile salts and organic acids, metal ions and amine compounds. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include ion channel activity and cation channel activity. An important paralog of this gene is TRPV1.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for TRPV2 Gene
Calcium-permeable, non-selective cation channel with an outward rectification. Seems to be regulated, at least in part, by IGF-I, PDGF and neuropeptide head activator. May transduce physical stimuli in mast cells. Activated by temperatures higher than 52 degrees Celsius; is not activated by vanilloids and acidic pH.
Vanilloids are a group of compounds, structurally related to capsaicin, thought to exert their actions via vanilloid receptors. The vanilloid receptor family (TRPV) is a member of the transient receptor potential (TRP) superfamily of ion channels, and have six members (TRPV1-6).