This gene encodes a protein that belongs to the glutamate-gated ionic channel family. Glutamate functions as the major excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system through activation of ligand-gated ion channels and G protein-coupled membrane receptors. The protein encoded by this gene forms functional heteromeric kainate-preferring ionic channels with the subunits encoded by related gene family members.
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Protein Aliases: EAA1; Excitatory amino acid receptor 1; GluK4; Glutamate receptor ionotropic, kainate 4; Glutamate receptor KA-1; glutamate receptor KA1; glutamate receptor, ionotropic, kainate 4; GRIK; KA1
Gene Aliases: EAA1; GluK4; GRIK; GRIK4; KA1
UniProt ID: (Human) Q16099
Entrez Gene ID: (Human) 2900