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Gene Family: G protein subunits alpha, group q

Also known as : "Gq proteins", "Galphaq subunits", "Gq/11 subunits", "Gq alpha subunits", "G-protein alpha subunits, group Q", "G(Q)alpha subunits"

G-protein alpha subunit, group Q: This family consists of the G protein alpha-Q subunit, which includes both G alpha-Q and G alpha-11. G alpha-Q proteins are widely expressed, toxin-insensitive proteins that couple various receptors to the effector enzyme phospholipase C (PLC), causing the release of calcium from internal stores via calcium channel activation. [Source: InterPro IPR000654]

Genes contained within the family: 4

Approved Symbol Approved Name Previous Symbols Synonyms Chromosome
GNAQ G protein subunit alpha q G-ALPHA-q, GAQ 9q21.2
GNA11 G protein subunit alpha 11 HHC2 FBH, FBH2, FHH2 19p13.3
GNA14 G protein subunit alpha 14 9q21.2
GNA15 G protein subunit alpha 15 GNA16 19p13.3