GABRA6

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Gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-6 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the GABRA6 gene.[1][2]

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.[2]

One study has found a genetic variant in the gene to be associated with the personality trait neuroticism.[3]

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References

  1. Hicks AA, Bailey ME, Riley BP, Kamphuis W, Siciliano MJ, Johnson KJ, Darlison MG (Aug 1994). "Further evidence for clustering of human GABAA receptor subunit genes: localization of the alpha 6-subunit gene (GABRA6) to distal chromosome 5q by linkage analysis". Genomics. 20 (2): 285–8. doi:10.1006/geno.1994.1167. PMID 8020978.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Entrez Gene: GABRA6 gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 6".
  3. Srijan Sen; Sandra Villafuerte; Randolph Nesse; Scott F. Stoltenberg; Jeffrey Hopcian; Lillian Gleiberman; Alan Weder & Margit Burmeister (February 2004). "Serotonin transporter and GABAA alpha 6 receptor variants are associated with neuroticism". Biological Psychiatry. 55 (3): 244–249. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2003.08.006. PMID 14744464.

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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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