KCNMB1

Potassium large conductance calcium-activated channel, subfamily M, beta member 1
Identifiers
KCNMB1 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Calcium-activated potassium channel subunit beta-1 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the KCNMB1 gene.[1][2][3]

MaxiK channels are large conductance, voltage and calcium-sensitive potassium channels which are fundamental to the control of smooth muscle tone and neuronal excitability. MaxiK channels can be formed by 2 subunits: the pore-forming alpha subunit and the product of this gene, the modulatory beta subunit. Intracellular calcium regulates the physical association between the alpha and beta subunits.[3]

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