Gene: GABRA5 (gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 5) Homo sapiens
Symbol: GABRA5
Name: gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) A receptor, alpha 5
Description: 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. Transcript variants utilizing three different alternative non-coding first exons have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
Type: protein-coding
RefSeq Status: REVIEWED
Also known as: GABA(A) receptor subunit alpha-5; GABA(A) receptor, alpha 5; gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor subunit alpha-5; MGC138184; OTTHUMP00000246892; OTTHUMP00000246893
Is Marker For: QTLs:   BW330_H  
Latest Assembly: Human Genome Assembly GRCh37
Human Genome Assembly GRCh381526,866,719 - 26,949,210+NCBI
Human Alternate Assembly CHM1_11527,061,401 - 27,143,890+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly HuRef155,241,009 - 5,262,207+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly HuRef155,288,011 - 5,322,374+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly GRCh371527,111,866 - 27,194,357+NCBI
Human Celera Assembly155,273,203 - 5,355,540+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly Build 361524,663,151 - 24,679,797+NCBI
Human Genome Assembly Build 361524,742,696 - 24,776,749+NCBI
Human Cytogenetic Map15q12 NCBI
Human Genome Assembly1524,742,694 - 24,776,749 NCBI

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RGD Object Information
RGD ID: 736048
Created: 2004-02-06
Species: Homo sapiens
Last Modified: 2015-12-15
Status: ACTIVE