GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain where it acts at GABA-A receptors, which are ligand-gated chloride channels. Chloride conductance of these channels can be modulated by agents such as benzodiazepines that bind to the GABA-A receptor. At least 16 distinct subunits of GABA-A receptors have been identified. Alternatively spliced transcript variants encoding the same protein have been found for this gene.
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Protein Aliases: GABA A receptor subunit alpha 2; GABA(A) receptor subunit alpha-2; GABA(A) receptor, alpha 2; GABRA2; Gamma aminobutyric acid A receptor Alpha 2; gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 2; gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA-A) receptor, subunit alpha 2; gamma-aminobutyric acid A receptor alpha 2; gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor A2 subunit; Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-2; GBRA2_Human
Gene Aliases: C630048P16Rik; Gabra-2; GABRA2