Nav1.2

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Navα1.2, also known as the sodium channel, voltage-gated, type II, alpha subunit is a protein that in humans is encoded by the SCN2A gene.[1] Functional sodium channels contain an ion conductive alpha subunit and one or more regulatory beta subunits. Sodium channels which contain the Navα1.2 subunit are called Nav1.2 channels.

Function

Voltage-gated sodium channels are transmembrane glycoprotein complexes composed of a large alpha subunit with four domains including 24 transmembrane segments and one or more regulatory beta subunits. They are responsible for the generation and propagation of action potentials in neurons and muscle. This gene encodes one member of the sodium channel alpha subunit gene family. It is heterogeneously expressed in the brain, and mutations in this gene have been linked to several seizure disorders. Several alternatively spliced transcript variants of this gene have been described, but the full-length nature of some of these variants has not been determined.[1]

Clinical significance

Mutations in this gene have been implicated in cases of autism,[2] infantile spasms and bitemporal glucose hypometabolism.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Entrez Gene: SCN2A sodium channel, voltage-gated, type II, alpha subunit".
  2. Sanders SJ,, Stephan J.; Murtha MT; Gupta AR; Murdoch JR; Raubeson MJ; Willsey AJ; Ercan-Sencicek AG; et al. (2012). "De novo mutations revealed by whole-exome sequencing are strongly associated with autism". Nature. 485: 237–241. doi:10.1038/nature10945. PMC 3667984.
  3. Sundaram SK, Chugani HT, Tiwari VN, Huq AH (July 2013). "SCN2A Mutation Is Associated With Infantile Spasms and Bitemporal Glucose Hypometabolism". Pediatr. Neurol. 49 (1): 46–9. doi:10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2013.03.002. PMC 3868437. PMID 23827426.

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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