potassium channel, subfamily K, member 2 (KCNK2)

Name: KCNK2
Description: potassium channel, subfamily K, member 2
Orgname: Homo sapiens
Status: 0
CurrentID: 0
Chromosome: 1
GeneticSource: genomic
MapLocation: 1q41
OtherAliases: K2p2.1, MGC126742, MGC126744, TPKC1, TREK, TREK-1, TREK1, hTREK-1c, hTREK-1e
OtherDesignations: K2P2.1 potassium channel|TWIK-related potassium channel 1|potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily K, member 2|tandem-pore-domain potassium channel TREK-1|two-pore potassium channel 1
NomenclatureSymbol: KCNK2
NomenclatureName: potassium channel, subfamily K, member 2
NomenclatureStatus: Official
TaxID: 9606
GeneWeight: 8535
Summary: This gene encodes one of the members of the two-pore-domain background potassium channel protein family. This type of potassium channel is formed by two homodimers that create a channel that leaks potassium out of the cell to control resting membrane potential. The channel can be opened, however, by certain anesthetics, membrane stretching, intracellular acidosis, and heat. Three transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene. [provided by RefSeq]
ChrSort: 01
ChrStart: 215178884

UniProtein db: KCNK2 UniProt protein knowledge database
Ensembl db: KCNK2 Ensembl genome database

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