KCNJ4 - Inward rectifier potassium channel 4 - human protein (Function)
 
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KCNJ4 »  Inward rectifier potassium channel 4
 
Protein also known as:  Potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 4.
Gene name:  KCNJ4
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Overview 
Inward rectifier potassium channels are characterized by a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into the cell rather than out of it. Their voltage dependence is regulated by the concentration of extracellular potassium; as external potassium is raised, the voltage range of the channel opening shifts to more positive voltages. The inward rectification is mainly due to the blockage of outward current by internal magnesium. Can be blocked by extracellular barium and cesium (By similarity).  
  • CuratedUniProtKB
GO molecular function 
Inward rectifier potassium channel activitydefinition[GO:0005242] silver  
  • IEAInterPro 2 GO
PDZ domain bindingdefinition[GO:0030165]  
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  • IPIUniProtKB
Protein bindingdefinition[GO:0005515]  
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  • IPIUniProtKB
GO biological process 
Potassium ion transmembrane transportdefinition[GO:0071805]  
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  • TASGOC
Potassium ion transportdefinition[GO:0006813]  
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  • TASPINC
Pathways 
According to KEGG, this protein belongs to the following pathway:
Cholinergic synapse  hsa04725+3761  
According to Reactome, this protein belongs to the following pathway:
Neuronal System  REACT_13685  
 

Keywords

Biological process 
Ion transport  definition   [KW-0406]
Potassium transport  definition   [KW-0633]
Transport  definition   [KW-0813]
Molecular function 
Ion channel  definition   [KW-0407]
Voltage-gated channel  definition   [KW-0851]
Technical term 
Reference proteome  definition   [KW-1185]
 

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Other
GeneWiki: KCNJ4
GenomeRNAi: 3761
PRO: PR:P48050
Chemistry
GuidetoPHARMACOLOGY: 432