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Gene: KCNJ8 (potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 8) Homo sapiens
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Symbol: KCNJ8
Name: potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 8
Description: Potassium channels are present in most mammalian cells, where they participate in a wide range of physiologic responses. The protein encoded by this gene is an integral membrane protein and inward-rectifier type potassium channel. The encoded protein, which has a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into a cell rather than out of a cell, is controlled by G-proteins. Defects in this gene may be a cause of J-wave syndromes and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). [provided by RefSeq, May 2012]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8; inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir6.1; inwardly rectifying potassium channel KIR6.1; KIR6.1; potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 8; potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J, member 8; potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 8; potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J member 8; uKATP-1
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Allele / Splice: See ClinVar data
Latest Assembly: GRCh38 - Human Genome Assembly GRCh38
Position:
Human AssemblyChrPosition (strand)SourceGenome Browsers
JBrowseNCBIUCSCEnsembl
GRCh381221,764,955 - 21,775,593 (-)NCBIGRCh38GRCh38hg38GRCh38
GRCh371221,917,889 - 21,928,436 (-)NCBIGRCh37GRCh37hg19GRCh37
Build 361221,809,156 - 21,819,014 (-)NCBINCBI36hg18NCBI36
Build 341221,809,155 - 21,819,014NCBI
Celera1227,072,901 - 27,082,758 (-)NCBI
Cytogenetic Map12p12.1NCBI
HuRef1221,691,442 - 21,701,306 (-)NCBIHuRef
CHM1_11221,883,171 - 21,893,034 (-)NCBICHM1_1
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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 731904
Created: 2004-01-12
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2019-09-12
Status: ACTIVE



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