Gene: Scn8a (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8) Rattus norvegicus
Symbol: Scn8a
Name: sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8
Description: ENCODES a protein that exhibits sodium ion binding; voltage-gated sodium channel activity; INVOLVED IN myelination; neuronal action potential; peripheral nervous system development; ASSOCIATED WITH Heart Failure; Ataxia (ortholog); Cerebellar Ataxia (ortholog); FOUND IN axon initial segment; integral component of membrane; node of Ranvier; INTERACTS WITH (+)-pilocarpine; (+)-trans-(S)-allethrin; 6-propyl-2-thiouracil
Type: protein-coding
Also known as: Na+ channel; naCh6; peripheral nerve protein type 4; PN4; sodium channel 6; sodium channel protein type 8 subunit alpha; sodium channel protein type VIII subunit alpha; sodium channel voltage-gated type VIII alpha polypeptide; sodium channel, voltage gated, type VIII, alpha subunit; sodium channel, voltage-gated, type 8, alpha polypeptide; sodium channel, voltage-gated, type 8, alpha subunit; sodium channel, voltage-gated, type VIII, alpha; sodium channel, voltage-gated, type VIII, alpha polypeptide; voltage-gated sodium channel subunit alpha Nav1.6
Homo sapiens (human) : SCN8A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8)  HGNC
Mus musculus (house mouse) : Scn8a (sodium channel, voltage-gated, type VIII, alpha)  MGI
Pan paniscus (bonobo/pygmy chimpanzee) : SCN8A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8)
Canis lupus familiaris (dog) : SCN8A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8)
Ictidomys tridecemlineatus (thirteen-lined ground squirrel) : Scn8a (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8)
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Latest Assembly: Rnor_6.0 - RGSC Genome Assembly v6.0
NCBI Annotation Information: Annotation category: partial on reference assembly
Rat AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
Rnor_6.07142,575,629 - 142,683,659 (+)NCBIRnor6.0rn6Rnor6.0
Rnor_5.07140,377,038 - 140,485,139 (+)NCBIRnor5.0rn5Rnor5.0
RGSC_v3.47139,686,180 - 139,794,282 (+)NCBIRGSC3.4rn4RGSC3.4
RGSC_v3.17139,762,616 - 139,870,727 (+)NCBI
Celera7128,450,559 - 128,618,862 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map7q36NCBImapview
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 3638
Created: 2000-05-25
Species: Rattus norvegicus
Last Modified: 2017-03-14
Status: ACTIVE