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KCNV2 potassium channel, voltage gated modifier subfamily V, member 2

Also known as: Kv8.2; RCD3B; KV11.1


Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) 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. This gene encodes a member of the potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily V. This member is identified as a 'silent subunit', and it does not form homomultimers, but forms heteromultimers with several other subfamily members. Through obligatory heteromerization, it exerts a function-altering effect on other potassium channel subunits. This protein is strongly expressed in pancreas and has a weaker expression in several other tissues. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]

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Retinal cone dystrophy 3B
MedGen: C1835897OMIM: 610356GeneReviews: Not available
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Genomic context

Chromosome: 9; NC_000009.12 (2717239..2730037)
Total number of exons:


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