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kcnj5

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Official Full Name
potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 5
Background
Potassium channels are present in most mammalian cells, where they participate in a wide range of physiologic responses. The protein encoded by this gene is an integral membrane protein and inward-rectifier type potassium channel. The encoded protein, which has a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into a cell rather than out of a cell, is controlled by G-proteins. It may associate with two other G-protein-activated potassium channels to form a heteromultimeric pore-forming complex.
Synonyms
KCNJ5; potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 5; G protein-activated inward rectifier potassium channel 4; CIR; GIRK4; KATP1; Kir3.4; IRK-4; heart KATP channel; inward rectifier K+ channel KIR3.4; cardiac ATP-sensitive potassium channe; LQT13