This gene encodes one of the members of the superfamily of potassium channel proteins containing two pore-forming P domains. This channel protein, considered an open rectifier, is widely expressed. It is stimulated by arachidonic acid, and inhibited by internal acidification and volatile anaesthetics. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008].
Inward rectifying potassium channel protein TWIK-2; K2P6.1 potassium channel; Kcnk6; Potassium channel subfamily K member 6; potassium channel, subfamily K, member 6; potassium channel, two pore domain subfamily K, member 6; potassium inwardly-rectifying channel, subfamily K, member 6; TWIK-2; TWIK-originated similarity sequence; TWIK-originated sodium similarity sequence