Tissue expression database

KCNK2 tissues

KCNK2 [ENSP00000394033]

Outward rectifying potassium channel protein TREK-1; Ion channel that contributes to passive transmembrane potassium transport. Reversibly converts between a voltage-insensitive potassium leak channel and a voltage- dependent outward rectifying potassium channel in a phosphorylation-dependent manner. In astrocytes, forms mostly heterodimeric potassium channels with KCNK1, with only a minor proportion of functional channels containing homodimeric KCNK2. In astrocytes, the heterodimer formed by KCNK1 and KCNK2 is required for rapid glutamate release in response to activation of G-protein coupled receptors, such as F2R and CNR1 (By similarity); Potassium two pore domain channel subfamily K

Synonyms:  KCNK2,  KCNK2p,  hKCNK2,  B4DGU6,  C9JDK1 ...

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