Protein Name cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 5 subunit
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 1138
Gene Symbol

CHRNA5

UniProt P30532 (ACHA5_HUMAN), H0YM98 (H0YM98_HUMAN), Q6EWN4 (Q6EWN4_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 21
Total Number of Articles : 109
Description

cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 5 subunit

Gene Summary

The protein encoded by this gene is a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit and a member of a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast signal transmission at synapses. These receptors are thought to be heteropentamers composed of separate but similar subunits. Defects in this gene have been linked to susceptibility to lung cancer type 2 (LNCR2).[provided by RefSeq, Jun 2010]

synonyms
  • neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-5
  • Cholinergic receptor, neuronal nicotinic, alpha polypeptide-5
  • acetylcholine receptor, nicotinic, alpha 5 (neuronal)
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Properties