KCNJ8 - ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8 - human protein (Function)
 
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KCNJ8 »  ATP-sensitive inward rectifier potassium channel 8
 
Protein also known as:  Potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 8.
Gene name:  KCNJ8
Entry whose protein(s) existence is based on evidence at protein level
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Overview 
This potassium channel is controlled by G proteins. 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 external barium (By similarity).  
  • CuratedUniProtKB
According to TCDB this is a transporter from family:
inward rectifier k(+) channel (irk-c) family  1.A.2.1.13  
GO molecular function 
ATP bindingdefinition[GO:0005524] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
ATP-activated inward rectifier potassium channel activitydefinition[GO:0015272] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Inward rectifier potassium channel activitydefinition[GO:0005242]  
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  • TASPINC
Sulfonylurea receptor bindingdefinition[GO:0017098] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
GO biological process 
Defense response to virusdefinition[GO:0051607] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Heart developmentdefinition[GO:0007507] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Kidney developmentdefinition[GO:0001822] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Potassium ion importdefinition[GO:0010107] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Potassium ion transportdefinition[GO:0006813]  
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  • TASPINC
Response to exogenous dsRNAdefinition[GO:0043330] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Response to lipopolysaccharidedefinition[GO:0032496] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Response to pHdefinition[GO:0009268] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Vasodilationdefinition[GO:0042311] silver  
  • IEAOrtholog Compara
Pathways 
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: KCNJ8
GenomeRNAi: 3764
PRO: PR:Q15842
Chemistry
GuidetoPHARMACOLOGY: 441