CACNA1D is also known as PASNA, SANDD or Cav1. 3. Voltage-dependent calcium channels mediate the entry of calcium ions into excitable cells, and are also involved in a variety of calcium-dependent processes, including muscle contraction, hormone or neurotransmitter release, and gene expression. Calcium channels are multisubunit complexes composed of alpha-1, beta, alpha-2/delta, and gamma subunits. The channel activity is directed by the pore-forming alpha-1 subunit, whereas the others act as auxiliary subunits regulating this activity. The distinctive properties of the calcium channel types are related primarily to the expression of a variety of alpha-1 isoforms, namely alpha-1A, B, C, D, E, and S. This gene encodes the alpha-1D subunit. Several transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: brain class D; CACNA 1D; calcium channel alpha-1 subunit; Calcium channel, L type, alpha-1 polypeptide isoform 2; Calcium channel, L type, alpha-1 polypeptide, isoform 2; calcium channel, neuroendocrine/brain-type, alpha 1 subunit; calcium channel, voltage-dependent, L type, alpha 1D subunit; CaV1.3alpha1; Rat brain class D; RBD; voltage-dependent calcium channel subunit alpha1D; Voltage-dependent L-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1D; voltage-gated calcium channel alpha 1 subunit; voltage-gated calcium channel alpha subunit Cav1.3; voltage-gated calcium channel pore forming subunit CaV1.3alpha1 IVS3-IVS4 extracellular linker; Voltage-gated calcium channel subunit alpha Cav1.3
Gene Aliases: 8430418G19Rik; C79217; CACH3; CACN4; CACNA1D; CACNL1A2; Cav1.3; Cchl1a; CCHL1A2; D-LTCC; PASNA; SANDD