inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor type 2
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From NCBI Gene:
The protein encoded by this gene belongs to the inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate receptor family, whose members are second messenger intracellular calcium release channels. These proteins mediate a rise in cytoplasmic calcium in response to receptor activated production of inositol triphosphate. Inositol triphosphate receptor-mediated signaling is involved in many processes including cell migration, cell division, smooth muscle contraction, and neuronal signaling. This protein is a type 2 receptor that consists of a cytoplasmic amino-terminus that binds inositol triphosphate, six membrane-spanning helices that contribute to the ion pore, and a short cytoplasmic carboxy-terminus. A mutation in this gene has been associated with anhidrosis, suggesting that intracellular calcium release mediated by this protein is required for eccrine sweat production. [provided by RefSeq, Apr 2015]
Receptor for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate, a second messenger that mediates the release of intracellular calcium. This release is regulated by cAMP both dependently and independently of PKA.
From NCBI Gene:
- Anhidrosis, isolated, with normal sweat glands
Anhidrosis, isolated, with normal sweat glands (ANHD): An autosomal recessive disorder characterized by generalized, isolated anhidrosis, severe heat intolerance, and morphologically normal eccrine sweat glands. Body growth, teeth, hair, nails, and skin are normal. [MIM:106190]