Voltage-gated potassium (Kv) channels represent the most complex class of voltage-gated ion channels from both functional and structural standpoints. Their diverse functions include regulating neurotransmitter release, heart rate, insulin secretion, neuronal excitability, epithelial electrolyte transport, smooth muscle contraction, and cell volume. This gene encodes a member of the potassium channel, voltage-gated, subfamily G. This gene is abundantly expressed in skeletal muscle. Multiple alternatively spliced transcript variants have been found in normal and cancerous tissues.
KCNG; kH2; KV6.1; orthologue of H. sapiens potassium voltage-gated channel, subfamily G, member 1 (KCNG1); potassium channel KH2; potassium channel Kv6.1; potassium channel, voltage gated modifier subfamily G, member 1; Potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily G member 1; potassium voltage-gated channel, subfamily G, member 1; Voltage-gated potassium channel subunit Kv6.1