CHRNA2

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Neuronal acetylcholine receptor subunit alpha-2, also known as nAChRα2, is a protein that in humans is encoded by the CHRNA2 gene.[1][2] The protein encoded by this gene is a subunit of certain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAchR).

Function

Knockout of this gene in mice potentiates nicotine-modulated behaviors.[3] Using two different genetically modified mutant mouse lines (Chrna2L9'S/L9'S and Chrna2KO), findings highlight that α2* nAChRs influence hippocampus-dependent learning and memory and CA1 synaptic plasticity in adolescent mice. [4]

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References

  1. Anand R, Lindstrom J (Sep 1992). "Chromosomal localization of seven neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunit genes in humans". Genomics. 13 (4): 962–7. doi:10.1016/0888-7543(92)90008-G. PMID 1505988.
  2. "Entrez Gene: CHRNA2 cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 2 (neuronal)".
  3. Lotfipour S, Byun JS, Leach P, Fowler CD, Murphy NP, Kenny PJ, Gould TJ, Boulter J (May 2013). "Targeted Deletion of the Mouse α2 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Subunit Gene (Chrna2) Potentiates Nicotine-Modulated Behaviors". J. Neurosci. 33 (18): 7728–41. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4731-12.2013. PMC 3831006. PMID 23637165.
  4. Lotfipour S, Mojica C, Nakauchi S, Lipovsek M, Silverstein S, Cushman J, Tirtorahardjo J, Poulos A, Elgoyhen AB, Sumikawa K, Fanselow MS, Boulter J (May 2017). "α2* Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors influence hippocampus-dependent learning and memory in adolescent mice". Learn Mem. 24 (6): 231–244. doi:10.1101/lm.045369.117. PMC 5435881. PMID 28507032.

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This article incorporates text from the United States National Library of Medicine, which is in the public domain.



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