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CACNA1B Membrane Protein Introduction

Introduction of CACNA1B

The voltage-dependent N-type calcium channel subunit α-1B (CACNA1B) is a protein encoded by the CACNA1B gene in humans. It is ubiquitously expressed in the brain and peripheral nervous system, which is important for regulating neuropathic pain. CACNA1B is the only member of the N-type VGCC family, and CACNA1B overexpression has been detected in breast and prostate cancer, and it represents a novel therapeutic target for the treatment of breast and prostate cancer.

Basic Information of CACNA1B
Protein Name Voltage-dependent N-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1B
Gene Name CACNA1B
Aliases BIII, CACH5, CACNL1A5
Organism Homo sapiens (Human)
UniProt ID Q00975
Transmembrane Times 24
Length (aa) 2339
Sequence MVRFGDELGGRYGGPGGGERARGGGAGGAGGPGPGGLQPGQRVLYKQSIAQRARTMALYNPIPVKQNCFTVNRSLFVFSEDNVVRKYAKRITEWPPFEYMILATIIANCIVLALEQHLPDGDKTPMSERLDDTEPYFIGIFCFEAGIKIIALGFVFHKGSYLRNGWNVMDFVVVLTGILATAGTDFDLRTLRAVRVLRPLKLVSGIPSLQVVLKSIMKAMVPLLQIGLLLFFAILMFAIIGLEFYMGKFHKACFPNSTDAEPVGDFPCGKEAPARLCEGDTECREYWPGPNFGITNFDNILFAILTVFQCITMEGWTDILYNTNDAAGNTWNWLYFIPLIIIGSFFMLNLVLGVLSGEFAKERERVENRRAFLKLRRQQQIERELNGYLEWIFKAEEVMLAEEDRNAEEKSPLDVLKRAATKKSRNDLIHAEEGEDRFADLCAVGSPFARASLKSGKTESSSYFRRKEKMFRFFIRRMVKAQSFYWVVLCVVALNTLCVAMVHYNQPRRLTTTLYFAEFVFLGLFLTEMSLKMYGLGPRSYFRSSFNCFDFGVIVGSVFEVVWAAIKPGSSFGISVLRALRLLRIFKVTKYWSSLRNLVVSLLNSMKSIISLLFLLFLFIVVFALLGMQLFGGQFNFQDETPTTNFDTFPAAILTVFQILTGEDWNAVMYHGIESQGGVSKGMFSSFYFIVLTLFGNYTLLNVFLAIAVDNLANAQELTKDEEEMEEAANQKLALQKAKEVAEVSPMSAANISIAARQQNSAKARSVWEQRASQLRLQNLRASCEALYSEMDPEERLRFATTRHLRPDMKTHLDRPLVVELGRDGARGPVGGKARPEAAEAPEGVDPPRRHHRHRDKDKTPAAGDQDRAEAPKAESGEPGAREERPRPHRSHSKEAAGPPEARSERGRGPGPEGGRRHHRRGSPEEAAEREPRRHRAHRHQDPSKECAGAKGERRARHRGGPRAGPREAESGEEPARRHRARHKAQPAHEAVEKETTEKEATEKEAEIVEADKEKELRNHQPREPHCDLETSGTVTVGPMHTLPSTCLQKVEEQPEDADNQRNVTRMGSQPPDPNTIVHIPVMLTGPLGEATVVPSGNVDLESQAEGKKEVEADDVMRSGPRPIVPYSSMFCLSPTNLLRRFCHYIVTMRYFEVVILVVIALSSIALAAEDPVRTDSPRNNALKYLDYIFTGVFTFEMVIKMIDLGLLLHPGAYFRDLWNILDFIVVSGALVAFAFSGSKGKDINTIKSLRVLRVLRPLKTIKRLPKLKAVFDCVVNSLKNVLNILIVYMLFMFIFAVIAVQLFKGKFFYCTDESKELERDCRGQYLDYEKEEVEAQPRQWKKYDFHYDNVLWALLTLFTVSTGEGWPMVLKHSVDATYEEQGPSPGYRMELSIFYVVYFVVFPFFFVNIFVALIIITFQEQGDKVMSECSLEKNERACIDFAISAKPLTRYMPQNRQSFQYKTWTFVVSPPFEYFIMAMIALNTVVLMMKFYDAPYEYELMLKCLNIVFTSMFSMECVLKIIAFGVLNYFRDAWNVFDFVTVLGSITDILVTEIAETNNFINLSFLRLFRAARLIKLLRQGYTIRILLWTFVQSFKALPYVCLLIAMLFFIYAIIGMQVFGNIALDDDTSINRHNNFRTFLQALMLLFRSATGEAWHEIMLSCLSNQACDEQANATECGSDFAYFYFVSFIFLCSFLMLNLFVAVIMDNFEYLTRDSSILGPHHLDEFIRVWAEYDPAACGRISYNDMFEMLKHMSPPLGLGKKCPARVAYKRLVRMNMPISNEDMTVHFTSTLMALIRTALEIKLAPAGTKQHQCDAELRKEISVVWANLPQKTLDLLVPPHKPDEMTVGKVYAALMIFDFYKQNKTTRDQMQQAPGGLSQMGPVSLFHPLKATLEQTQPAVLRGARVFLRQKSSTSLSNGGAIQNQESGIKESVSWGTQRTQDAPHEARPPLERGHSTEIPVGRSGALAVDVQMQSITRRGPDGEPQPGLESQGRAASMPRLAAETQPVTDASPMKRSISTLAQRPRGTHLCSTTPDRPPPSQASSHHHHHRCHRRRDRKQRSLEKGPSLSADMDGAPSSAVGPGLPPGEGPTGCRRERERRQERGRSQERRQPSSSSSEKQRFYSCDRFGGREPPKPKPSLSSHPTSPTAGQEPGPHPQGSGSVNGSPLLSTSGASTPGRGGRRQLPQTPLTPRPSITYKTANSSPIHFAGAQTSLPAFSPGRLSRGLSEHNALLQRDPLSQPLAPGSRIGSDPYLGQRLDSEASVHALPEDTLTFEEAVATNSGRSSRTSYVSSLTSQSHPLRRVPNGYHCTLGLSSGGRARHSYHHPDQDHWC

Function of CACNA1B Membrane Protein

Voltage-sensitive calcium channels (VSCC) mediate calcium ions into excitable cells and participate in a variety of calcium-dependent processes, including muscle contraction, hormone or neurotransmitter release, gene expression, cell movement, cell division, and cell death. The isoform α-1B produces an N-type calcium current. The N-type calcium channel belongs to the 'High Pressure Activated' (HVA) group and is specifically blocked (by similarity) by ω-conotoxin-GVIA (AC P01522). However, they are not sensitive to dihydropyridine (DHP). Calcium channels containing the alpha-1B subunit may play a role in the directed migration of immature neurons.

Structure of CACNA1B membrane protein. Fig.1 Structure of CACNA1B membrane protein.

Application of CACNA1B Membrane Protein in Literature

  1. Williams M.E., et al. Structure and functional expression of an omega-conotoxin-sensitive human N-type calcium channel. Science. 1992, 257(5068): 389-95. PubMed ID: 1321501

    This article reports that the heterogeneity of alpha 1B subunits, along with the heterogeneity of alpha 2 and beta subunits, is consistent with multiple, biophysically distinct N-type calcium channels.

  2. Groen J.L., et al. CACNA1B mutation is linked to unique myoclonus-dystonia syndrome. Hum Mol Genet. 2015, 24(4): 987-93. PubMed ID: 25296916

    This article suggests CaV2.2 channels regulate transmitter release at inhibitory and excitatory synapses. It functional changes could be consistent with a gain-of-function causing the observed hyperexcitability characteristic of this unique myoclonus-dystonia-like syndrome associated with cardiac arrhythmias.

  3. Park S.Y., et al. A direct repeat of N-type Ca2+ channel alpha1B gene functions as a negative regulatory element in HeLa cells. Mol cell. 2002, 13(2): 341-6. PubMed ID: 12018859

    This article evaluates that a 39 bp DNA element might act as repressor in non-neuron cells through the specific interactions of the DNA-proteins.

  4. Castiglioni A.J., et al. Alternative splicing in the C-terminus of CaV2.2 controls expression and gating of N-type calcium channels. J Physiol. 2006, 576(Pt1): 119-34. PubMed ID: 16857708

    This article focuses on when activated, Ca(V)2.2e[37a] channels remain open for longer and are expressed at higher density than Ca(V)2.2e[37b] channels. These unique features of the Ca(V)2.2e[37a] isoform combine to augment substantially the amount of calcium that enters cells in response to action potentials.

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