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Gene: KCNJ6 (potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 6) Homo sapiens
Symbol: KCNJ6
Name: potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 6
Description: This gene encodes a member of the G protein-coupled inwardly-rectifying potassium channel family of inward rectifier potassium channels. This type of potassium channel allows a greater flow of potassium into the cell than out of it. These proteins modulate many physiological processes, including heart rate in cardiac cells and circuit activity in neuronal cells, through G-protein coupled receptor stimulation. Mutations in this gene are associated with Keppen-Lubinsky Syndrome, a rare condition characterized by severe developmental delay, facial dysmorphism, and intellectual disability. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2015]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: BIR1; G protein-activated inward rectifier potassium channel 2; GIRK-2; GIRK2; hiGIRK2; inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir3.2; inward rectifier potassium channel KIR3.2; KATP-2; KATP2; KCNJ7; KIR3.2; KPLBS; MGC126596; potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 6; potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J, member 6; potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 6; potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J member 6
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh382137,607,373 - 37,916,457 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh372138,996,778 - 39,288,741 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 362137,918,655 - 38,210,566 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 342137,918,656 - 38,210,566NCBI
Celera2124,194,896 - 24,487,265 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map21q22.13NCBI
HuRef2124,470,127 - 24,761,921 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_12138,557,669 - 38,850,112 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 1313992
Created: 2005-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-09-12
Status: ACTIVE


RGD is funded by grant HL64541 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute on behalf of the NIH.