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General Information
Name
VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL - ALPHA SUBUNITS
Species
D. melanogaster
Symbol
KV-A
FlyBase ID
FBgg0000499
Date last reviewed
2016-05-11
Number of members
9
Description
Description

Voltage-gated potassium α subunits form homo- or heterotetrameric transmembrane channels specific for potassium which are activated by changes in membrane potential. Kv channel α subunits possess six or seven transmembrane domains. (Adapted from FBrf0224790).

Notes on Group

VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL - ALPHA SUBUNITS gene group membership is based on phylogenetic classification. The SLO family of high conductance K+channels (SLO2 and slo) are also activated by voltage but are listed within the SK AND SLO FAMILY POTASSIUM CHANNEL SUBUNITS gene family.

Source Material
The VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL - ALPHA SUBUNITS Gene Group has been compiled by FlyBase curators using the following publication(s): Huang et al., 2014, Chintapalli et al., 2013, Frolov et al., 2012, and McCormack, 2003 .
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Members (9)
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Synonyms and Secondary IDs
Synonym(s)
KV-A
VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL - ALPHA SUBUNITS
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References (5)