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CACNA1C (Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1C)
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as CAC1C_CHICK, CACNA1C. Pore-forming, alpha-1C subunit of the voltage-gated calcium channel that gives rise to L-type calcium currents. Mediates influx of calcium ions into the cytoplasm, and thereby triggers calcium release from the sarcoplasm. Plays an important role in excitation-contraction coupling in the heart. Required for normal heart development and normal regulation of heart rhythm (By similarity). Required for normal contraction of smooth muscle cells in blood vessels and in the intestine. Essential for normal blood pressure regulation via its role in the contraction of arterial smooth muscle cells (By similarity). Long-lasting (L-type) calcium channels belong to the 'high-voltage activated' (HVA) group (By similarity). Component of a calcium channel complex consisting of a pore-forming alpha subunit (CACNA1C) and ancillary beta, gamma and delta subunits. The channel complex contains alpha, beta, gamma and delta subunits in a 1:1:1:1 ratio, i.e. it contains only one of each type of subunit. CACNA1C channel activity is modulated by ancillary subunits, such as CACNB2, CACNB3, CACNA2D1 and CACNA2D4.
Also known as CAC1C_CHICK, CACNA1C. Pore-forming, alpha-1C subunit of the voltage-gated calcium channel that gives rise to L-type calcium currents. Mediates influx of calcium ions into the cytoplasm, and thereby triggers calcium release from the sarcoplasm. Plays an important role in excitation-contraction coupling in the heart. Required for normal ... More
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CACNA1C

Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1C

Molecular Synopsis