Official Full Name
calcium channel, voltage-dependent, alpha 2/delta subunit 1
This gene encodes a member of the alpha-2/delta subunit family, a protein in the voltage-dependent calcium channel complex. Calcium channels mediate the influx of calcium ions into the cell upon membrane polarization and consist of a complex of alpha-1, alpha-2/delta, beta, and gamma subunits in a 1:1:1:1 ratio. Research on a highly similar protein in rabbit suggests the protein described in this record is cleaved into alpha-2 and delta subunits. Alternate transcriptional splice variants of this gene have been observed but have not been thoroughly characterized.
CACNA2D1; calcium channel, voltage-dependent, alpha 2/delta subunit 1; CACNA2, CACNL2A, MHS3; voltage-dependent calcium channel subunit alpha-2/delta-1; calcium channel, L type, alpha 2 polypeptide; voltage-gated calcium channel subunit alpha-2/delta-1; d; dihydropyridine-sensitive L-type, calcium channel alpha-2/delta subunit; CACNA2; CCHL2A; CACNL2A