Alpha Subunit

Alpha subunits (α) refers to several protein subunits, e.g.:

  • G proteins
  • the pore-forming loop of ion channels

Other articles related to "alpha subunit, alpha, subunit, subunits":

CD49a
... CD49a is an integrin alpha subunit ... This gene encodes the alpha 1 subunit of integrin receptors ... This protein heterodimerizes with the beta 1 subunit to form a cell-surface receptor for collagen and laminin ...
HEXA
15 72.64 – 72.67 Mb Chr 9 59.54 – 59.57 Mb PubMed search Hexosaminidase A (alpha polypeptide), also known as HEXA, is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the HEXA gene, located ... Hexosaminidase A is a heterodimer composed of an alpha subunit (this protein) and a beta subunit ... The alpha subunit polypeptide is encoded by the HEXA gene while the beta subunit is encoded by the HEXB gene ...
SCN3A
... – 65.57 Mb PubMed search Sodium channel, voltage-gated, type III, alpha subunit (SCN3A) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the Nav1.3 gene ... glycoprotein complexes composed of a large alpha subunit with 24 transmembrane domains and one or more regulatory beta subunits ... This gene encodes one member of the sodium channel alpha subunit gene family, and is found in a cluster of five alpha subunit genes on chromosome 2 ...
GABRA3 - RNA Editing - Regulation
... The mRNA expression of the alpha 3 subunit is developmentally regulated.It is the dominant subunit in the forebrain tissue at birth gradually decreasing in promenance as ... Also experiments with mice have demonstrated that editing of pre-mRNA alpha 3 subunit increases fom 50% at birth to nearly 100% in adult ...

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