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kcnj8

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Official Full Name
potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 8
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.
Synonyms
KCNJ8; potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 8; ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8; Kir6.1; inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir6.1; inwardly rectifying potassium channel KIR6.1; potassium channel, inwardly rectifying sub; ATP-sensitive potassium channel Kir6.1; zkir6.1; si:dkey-183c2.2; Kir6.1 like