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HCN4

hyperpolarization activated cyclic nucleotide-gated potassium channel 4
Synonyms: HCN4 Hac3 HCN3 Bcng4 BCNG-4 ih4. Symbol: Hcn4

Introductions


Genes


Hcn4 : hyperpolarization activated cyclic nucleotide-gated potassium channel 4

RGD ID Chromosome Position Species
71065 8 62629828-62667248 Rat
737127 9 58671319-58708762 Mouse
737126 15 73612200-73661605 Human

Transcripts


Acc No Sequence Length Source
NM_021658 NCBI
NM_001081192 NCBI
NM_005477 NCBI

Ontologies


Accession Name Definition Evidence
GO:0016021 integral to membrane Penetrating at least one phospholipid bilayer of a membrane. May also refer to the state of being buried in the bilayer with no exposure outside the bilayer. When used to describe a protein, indicates that all or part of the peptide sequence is embedded in the membrane. IEA
GO:0016020 membrane Double layer of lipid molecules that encloses all cells, and, in eukaryotes, many organelles; may be a single or double lipid bilayer; also includes associated proteins. IEA
GO:0043195 terminal button Terminal inflated portion of the axon, containing the specialized apparatus necessary to release neurotransmitters. The axon terminus is considered to be the whole region of thickening and the terminal button is a specialized region of it. IDA

Interactions


MUTATION

A missense mutation (S672R) on the exon 7 in hHCN4 gene induces the production of an isoform of the pacemaker channel changed at cAMP binding site level: this was responsible for a familial form of an asymptomatic bradycardia.

A mutation in the exon 5 of the HCN4 gene is functionally related to a truncated protein, unable to bind cAMP and, therefore, presenting a dominant negative effect on channel function. [1693]

Proteins


Structures


CARTOON REPRESENTATION OF HCN CHANNEL TOPOLOGY

HCN1 One of the four subunits is depicted here. A subunit is composed of six transmembrane domains (S1–S6). S4, the putative voltage sensor, is characterized in all four HCN subunits by the presence of 11 basic residues (2 lysines, 7 arginines, and 2 histidines) within its domain and in the close vicinity. Also drawn are the domains involved in cyclic nucleotide binding (CNBD) in the C-terminus and the cAMP molecule.

Distributions


Expressions


Expression of HCN1 in CNS

HCN4 is strongly expressed in the thalamic nuclei and the olfactory bulb [690]

Functionals


DISEASE

Missense mutations on the exon 5 of the HCN4 gene have been found in a Japanese family suffering from sick sinus syndrome, recurrent syncopes, severe bradycardia (39 bpm), long QT interval and polymorphic ventricular tachycardia [1693]

FUNCTION BY KNOCK-OUT

Recently a knock-out HCN mice model was developed in order to study the influence of the HCN4 isoform in pacemaker generation and rate control. It demonstrated a severe bradycardia (about 50% respect of original rate) and atrio-ventricular block in a mouse model in which HCN4 was ablated. Furthermore, a 70% in If-current was outlined in the same models with an overall reduction of the spontaneous rate of about 60%. These results confirmed the essential role of HCN4 in adult mice in controlling the impulse generation and conduction of heart impulse [1693]

Embryonic mice carrying this deletion died between embryonic days 9.5 and 11.5 due to lack of cardiac pacemaking. In this respect, it is relevant to note that cardiac development is complete at about the same time indicating that the lack of HCN4-dependent pacemaking is incompatible with a correct cardiogenesis and with embry- odic survival [1694]

Kinetics


Models


[1] HCN4 (Model ID = 12)

AnimalMouse 61
CellType Dorsal root ganglion
Age 21 Days
Temperature0.0°C
Reversal -45.0 mV
Ion Hcn +
Ligand ion
Reference S Moosmang et. al; Eur. J. Biochem. 2001 Mar
mpower 1.0
mInf 1.0000/(1+exp((v- -100)/9.6))
mTau 461.0000

MOD xml channelML

References


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Credits


Editor : Admin.

Contributors : Rajnish Ranjan, Michael Schartner, Nitin Khanna

To cite : [Editor], [Contributors]. Accessed on [Date] Channelpedia , http://channelpedia.epfl.ch/ionchannels/64