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chrna5

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Official Full Name
cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal)
Background
The protein encoded by this gene is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit and a member of a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast signal transmission at synapses. These receptors are thought to be heteropentamers composed of separate but similar subunits. Defects in this gene have been linked to susceptibility to lung cancer type 2 (LNCR2).
Synonyms
CHRNA5; LNCR2; cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5; neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-5; OTTHUMP00000185019; neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor, alpha5 subunit; Cholinergic receptor, neuronal nicotinic, alpha polypeptide-5; cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal); cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha polypeptide 5; acetylcholine receptor; nicotinic; alpha 5 (neuronal); acetylcholine receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal); zgc:110642