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Official Full Name
guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), alpha transducing activity polypeptide 1
Background
Transducin is a 3-subunit guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein) which stimulates the coupling of rhodopsin and cGMP-phoshodiesterase during visual impulses. The transducin alpha subunits in rods and cones are encoded by separate genes. This gene encodes the alpha subunit in rods. This gene is also expressed in other cells, and has been implicated in bitter taste transduction in rat taste cells. Mutations in this gene result in autosomal dominant congenital stationary night blindness. Multiple alternatively spliced variants, encoding the same protein, have been identified.
Synonyms
GNAT1; guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein), alpha transducing activity polypeptide 1; guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(t) subunit alpha-1; GBT1; GNATR; guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein) alpha transducing activity polypeptide 1; guanine nucleotide binding protein G(T) alpha 1 subunit; Rod specific transducin; OTTHUMP00000210665; OTTHUMP00000210666; transducin alpha-1 chain; transducin, rod-specific; rod-type transducin alpha subunit; guanine nucleotide-binding protein G(T), alpha-1 subunit; CSNBAD3; wu:fk56e06; fk56e06; Galpha t1; transducin alpha (rod); rod transducin alpha subunit