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slc24a2

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Official Full Name
solute carrier family 24 (sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger), member 2
Background
This gene encodes a member of the calcium/cation antiporter superfamily of transport proteins. The encoded protein;belongs to the SLC24 branch of exchangers, which can mediate the extrusion of one Ca2+ ion and one K+ ion in exchange;for four Na+ ions. This family member is a retinal cone/brain exchanger that can mediate a light-induced decrease in;free Ca2+ concentration. This protein may also play a neuroprotective role during ischemic brain injury. Alternative;splicing results in multiple transcript variants.
Synonyms
SLC24A2; solute carrier family 24 (sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger), member 2; sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger 2; Na(+)/K(+)/Ca(2+) exchange protein 2; NCKX 2; OTTHUMP00000045115; Retinal cone Na Ca+K exchanger; solute carrier family 24 (sodium/potassium/calcium exchanger) member 2; Solute carrier family 24 member 2; retinal cone Na-Ca+K exchanger; solute carrier family 24, member 2; Na(+)/K(+)/Ca(2+)-exchange protein 2; potassium-dependent sodium-calcium exchanger; Nckx2; NCKX; cone potassium-dependent; zgc:153443; uncharacterized protein LOC751686