This gene encodes a member of the gap junction protein family. The gap junction proteins are membrane-spanning proteins that assemble to form gap junction channels that facilitate the transfer of ions and small molecules between cells. According to sequence similarities at the nucleotide and amino acid levels, the gap junction proteins are divided into two categories, alpha and beta. Mutations in this gene cause X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited peripheral neuropathy. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: connexin 47 type A; connexin 47 type C; connexin 47 type D; Connexin-47; Cx47; CXG2; Gap junction alpha-12 protein; Gap junction gamma-2 protein; gap junction membrane channel protein alpha 12; gap junction protein, chi 2
Gene Aliases: B230382L12Rik; Cx47; Gja12; Gjc2
UniProt ID: (Mouse) Q8BQU6
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 118454
Molecular Function: gap junction