Official Full Name
calcium channel, voltage-dependent, alpha 2/delta subunit 3
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. Various versions of each of these subunits exist, either expressed from similar genes or the result of alternative splicing. 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.
CACNA2D3; calcium channel, voltage-dependent, alpha 2/delta subunit 3; voltage-dependent calcium channel subunit alpha-2/delta-3; HSA272268; calcium channel alpha2-delta3 subunit; voltage-gated calcium channel subunit alpha-2/delta-3; calcium channel, vol