solute carrier family 24 member 1
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene encodes a member of the potassium-dependent sodium/calcium exchanger protein family. The encoded protein plays an important role in sodium/calcium exchange in retinal rod and cone photoreceptors by mediating the extrusion of one calcium ion and one potassium ion in exchange for four sodium ions. Mutations in this gene may play a role in congenital stationary night blindness. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding multiple isoforms have been observed for this gene. [provided by RefSeq, Dec 2011]
Critical component of the visual transduction cascade, controlling the calcium concentration of outer segments during light and darkness. Light causes a rapid lowering of cytosolic free calcium in the outer segment of both retinal rod and cone photoreceptors and the light-induced lowering of calcium is caused by extrusion via this protein which plays a key role in the process of light adaptation. Transports 1 Ca(2+) and 1 K(+) in exchange for 4 Na(+).
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From NCBI Gene:
- Congenital stationary night blindness, type 1D
Night blindness, congenital stationary, 1D (CSNB1D): An autosomal recessive form of congenital stationary night blindness, a non-progressive retinal disorder characterized by impaired night vision. CSNB1D is characterized by a Riggs type of electroretinogram (proportionally reduced a- and b-waves). Patients have visual acuity within the normal range and no symptoms of myopia and/or nystagmus. [MIM:613830]