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kcnmb2

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Official Full Name
potassium large conductance calcium-activated channel, subfamily M, beta member 2
Background
MaxiK channels are large conductance, voltage and calcium-sensitive potassium channels which are fundamental to the control of smooth muscle tone and neuronal excitability. MaxiK channels can be formed by 2 subunits: the pore-forming alpha subunit and the modulatory beta subunit. The protein encoded by this gene is an auxiliary beta subunit which decreases the activation time of MaxiK alpha subunit currents. Two variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.
Synonyms
KCNMB2; potassium large conductance calcium-activated channel, subfamily M, beta member 2; calcium-activated potassium channel subunit beta-2; hbeta2; hbeta3; BKbeta2; hCG1646471; slo-beta-2; k(VCA)beta-2; BK channel subunit beta-2; MaxiK channel beta 2 s; MaxiK channel beta 2 subunit; maxi K channel subunit beta-2; charybdotoxin receptor subunit beta-2; large-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel beta2 subunit; calcium-activated potassium channel, subfamily M subunit beta-2; large conductance calcium-activated potassium channel beta 2 subunit; MGC22431; zgc:101842; calcium-activated potassium channel beta 2 subunit