Gene: KCNA6 (potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily A member 6) Homo sapiens
Symbol: KCNA6
Name: potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily A member 6
Description: Potassium channels represent the most complex class of voltage-gated ion channels from both functional and structural standpoints. Their diverse functions include regulating neurotransmitter release, heart rate, insulin secretion, neuronal excitability, epithelial electrolyte transport, smooth muscle contraction, and cell volume. Four sequence-related potassium channel genes - shaker, shaw, shab, and shal - have been identified in Drosophila, and each has been shown to have human homolog(s). This gene encodes a member of the potassium channel, voltage-gated, shaker-related subfamily. This member contains six membrane-spanning domains with a shaker-type repeat in the fourth segment. It belongs to the delayed rectifier class. The coding region of this gene is intronless, and the gene is clustered with genes KCNA1 and KCNA5 on chromosome 12. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: FLJ25134; HBK2; human brain potassium channel-2; KV1.6; potassium channel, voltage gated shaker related subfamily A, member 6; potassium voltage-gated channel, shaker-related subfamily, member 6; PPP1R96; voltage-gated potassium channel HBK2; voltage-gated potassium channel protein Kv1.6; voltage-gated potassium channel subunit Kv1.6
Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
GRCh38124,806,877 - 4,851,927 (+)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh37124,918,342 - 4,961,093 (+)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 36124,788,603 - 4,792,839 (+)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 34124,788,602 - 4,792,839NCBI
Celera126,540,177 - 6,582,117 (+)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map12p13.32NCBI
HuRef124,775,114 - 4,817,084 (+)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_1124,917,927 - 4,959,949 (+)NCBICHM1_1
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 731012
Created: 2003-12-10
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-02-19
Status: ACTIVE