transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 7
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From NCBI Gene:
This gene belongs to the melastatin subfamily of transient receptor potential family of ion channels. The protein encoded by this gene is both an ion channel and a serine/threonine protein kinase. The kinase activity is essential for the ion channel function, which serves to increase intracellular calcium levels and to help regulate magnesium ion homeostasis. The encoded protein is involved in cytoskeletal organization, cell adhesion, cell migration and organogenesis. Defects in this gene are a cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism/dementia complex of Guam. The gene may also be associated with defects of cardiac function. [provided by RefSeq, Aug 2017]
Essential ion channel and serine/threonine-protein kinase. Divalent cation channel permeable to calcium and magnesium. Has a central role in magnesium ion homeostasis and in the regulation of anoxic neuronal cell death. Involved in TNF-induced necroptosis downstream of MLKL by mediating calcium influx. The kinase activity is essential for the channel function. May be involved in a fundamental process that adjusts plasma membrane divalent cation fluxes according to the metabolic state of the cell. Phosphorylates annexin A1 (ANXA1).
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- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia complex
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism/dementia complex 1 (ALS-PDC1): A neurodegenerative disorder characterized by chronic, progressive and uniformly fatal amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and parkinsonism-dementia. Both diseases are known to occur in the same kindred, the same sibship and even the same individual. [MIM:105500]