KvLQT3

Potassium voltage-gated channel, KQT-like subfamily, member 3
Identifiers
KCNQ3 Gene
RNA expression pattern

Kv7.3 (KvLQT3) is a potassium channel protein coded for by the gene KCNQ3.[1]

It is associated with benign familial neonatal epilepsy.

The M channel is a slowly activating and deactivating potassium channel that plays a critical role in the regulation of neuronal excitability. The M channel is formed by the association of the protein encoded by this gene and one of two related proteins encoded by the KCNQ2 and KCNQ5 genes, both integral membrane proteins. M channel currents are inhibited by M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and activated by retigabine, a novel anti-convulsant drug. Defects in this gene are a cause of benign familial neonatal convulsions type 2 (BFNC2), also known as epilepsy, benign neonatal type 2 (EBN2).[1]

Interactions

KvLQT3 has been shown to interact with KCNQ5.[2]

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