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GABRA6

GABRA6
Identifiers
AliasesGABRA6, gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor alpha6 subunit
External IDsOMIM: 137143 MGI: 95618 HomoloGene: 20220 GeneCards: GABRA6
Gene location (Human)
Chromosome 5 (human)
Chr.Chromosome 5 (human)[1]
Chromosome 5 (human)
Genomic location for GABRA6
Genomic location for GABRA6
Band5q34Start161,547,063 bp[1]
End161,702,593 bp[1]
RNA expression pattern
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More reference expression data
Orthologs
SpeciesHumanMouse
Entrez
Ensembl
UniProt
RefSeq (mRNA)

NM_000811

NM_001099641
NM_008068
NM_001359049

RefSeq (protein)

NP_000802

NP_001093111
NP_032094
NP_001345978

Location (UCSC)Chr 5: 161.55 – 161.7 MbChr 11: 42.31 – 42.32 Mb
PubMed search[3][4]
Wikidata
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Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GABRA6 gene.[5][6]

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA-A receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. Chloride conductance of these channels can be modulated by agents such as benzodiazepines that bind to the GABA-A receptor. At least 16 distinct subunits of GABA-A receptors have been identified.[6]

One study has found a genetic variant in the gene to be associated with the personality trait neuroticism.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c GRCh38: Ensembl release 89: ENSG00000145863 - Ensembl, May 2017
  2. ^ a b c GRCm38: Ensembl release 89: ENSMUSG00000020428 - Ensembl, May 2017
  3. ^ "Human PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  4. ^ "Mouse PubMed Reference:". National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  5. ^ Hicks AA, Bailey ME, Riley BP, Kamphuis W, Siciliano MJ, Johnson KJ, Darlison MG (Aug 1994). "Further evidence for clustering of human GABAA receptor subunit genes: localization of the alpha 6-subunit gene (GABRA6) to distal chromosome 5q by linkage analysis". Genomics. 20 (2): 285–288. doi:10.1006/geno.1994.1167. PMID 8020978.
  6. ^ a b "Entrez Gene: GABRA6 gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 6".
  7. ^ Srijan Sen; Sandra Villafuerte; Randolph Nesse; Scott F. Stoltenberg; Jeffrey Hopcian; Lillian Gleiberman; Alan Weder & Margit Burmeister (February 2004). "Serotonin transporter and GABAA alpha 6 receptor variants are associated with neuroticism". Biological Psychiatry. 55 (3): 244–249. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2003.08.006. PMID 14744464.

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