|potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily J, member 18|
|Locus||Chr. 17 p11.2|
Inwardly rectifying potassium channels, such as Kir2.6, maintain resting membrane potential in excitable cells and aid in repolarization of cells following depolarization. Kir2.6 is primarily expressed in skeletal muscle and is transcriptionally regulated by thyroid hormone.
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