Chloride channel, voltage-sensitive 4
CLCN4 Gene
RNA expression pattern

H(+)/Cl(-) exchange transporter 4 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CLCN4 gene.[1][2]

The CLCN family of voltage-dependent chloride channel genes comprises nine members (CLCN1-7, Ka and Kb) which demonstrate quite diverse functional characteristics while sharing significant sequence homology. Chloride channel 4 has an evolutionary conserved CpG island and is conserved in both mouse and hamster. This gene is mapped in close proximity to APXL (Apical protein Xenopus laevis-like) and OA1 (Ocular albinism type I), which are both located on the human X chromosome at band p22.3. The physiological role of chloride channel 4 remains unknown but may contribute to the pathogenesis of neuronal disorders.[2]

Mutations in this gene have been linked to cases of early onset Epilepsy.(10.1111/epi.12201)

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