Target Name: KCNJ18
NCBI ID: G100134444
Review Report on KCNJ18 Target / Biomarker Content of Review Report on KCNJ18 Target / Biomarker
Other Name(s): Kir2.6 | potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 18 | thyrotoxic periodic paralysis susceptibility ion channel | KCJ18_HUMAN | KIR2.6 | TTPP2 | inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir2.6 | Inward rectifier K(+) channel Kir2.6 | potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily J member 18 | potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J, member 18 | Potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 18 | inwardly rectifying potassium channel 18 | Inward rectifier potassium channel 18 | Potassium channel, inwardly rectifying subfamily J member 18

KCNJ18: A Drug Target / Disease Biomarker

KCNJ18 is a protein that is expressed in various tissues throughout the body, including the brain, heart, and kidneys. It is a member of the nuclear factor kappa B (NFKB) signaling pathway, which is a complex network of genes that play a crucial role in regulating immune and inflammatory responses.

KCNJ18 has been identified as a potential drug target due to its involvement in a number of important cellular processes. For example, it has been shown to play a role in the regulation of inflammation, immune cell function, and neurotransmitter signaling. Additionally, it is a known regulator of the NFKB pathway, which is a key pathway involved in the regulation of inflammation and immune responses.

Given its involvement in these processes, it is not surprising that KCNJ18 has been shown to play a role in a number of diseases and conditions, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. For example, studies have shown that inhibiting the activity of KCNJ18 has been effective in treating a variety of cancer types, including breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer.

In addition to its potential therapeutic applications, KCNJ18 is also a valuable biomarker for a number of diseases. For example, it has been shown to be elevated in the blood of individuals with multiple sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Additionally, it has been shown to be elevated in the blood of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disorder.

Overall, KCNJ18 is a protein that has significant potential as a drug target due to its involvement in a number of important cellular processes. While further research is needed to fully understand its functions and potential therapeutic applications, its potential as a drug target is a promising area of research that may have significant implications for the treatment of a variety of diseases.

Protein Name: Potassium Inwardly Rectifying Channel Subfamily J Member 18

Functions: Inward rectifier potassium channels are characterized by a greater tendency to allow potassium to flow into the cell rather than out of it. Their voltage dependence is regulated by the concentration of extracellular potassium; as external potassium is raised, the voltage range of the channel opening shifts to more positive voltages. The inward rectification is mainly due to the blockage of outward current by internal magnesium

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