Glutamate receptor, ionotropic, kinase 2
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Glutamate receptor, ionotropic, kinase 2 or Glutamate Ionotropic Receptor Kainate Type Subunit 2 or GRIK2.
Other names[edit | edit source]
- Glutamate Receptor Ionotropic, Kainate 2
- Excitatory Amino Acid Receptor 4
- Glutamate Receptor 6
Function[edit | edit source]
The glutamate receptors are the main excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the human brain, and a variety of different GRIK2 gene mutations are associated with different neurodevelopment, neurological and psychiatric conditions.
ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
A small study by Smith et al. (2011) found people with the G allele of rs2247215 (GRIK2) were more likely to have chronic fatigue syndrome, and CFS patientz had decreased GRIK2 expression patients.
Notable studies[edit | edit source]
- 2011, Convergent Genomic Studies Identify Association of GRIK2 and NPAS2 with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - (Full text)
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- GRIK2 - Gene cards
References[edit | edit source]
- ↑ 1.01.1 "GRIK2 Gene card". Gene cards. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
- ↑ 2.02.12.2 Smith, Alicia K.; Fang, Hong; Whistler, Toni; Unger, Elizabeth R.; Rajeevan, Mangalathu S. (2011). "Convergent Genomic Studies Identify Association of GRIK2 and NPAS2 with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Neuropsychobiology. 64 (4): 183–194. doi:10.1159/000326692. ISSN 0302-282X. PMC 3701888. PMID 21912186.
- ↑ "GRIK2 glutamate ionotropic receptor kainate type subunit 2 [Homo sapiens (human)] - Gene". National Center for Biotechnology Information. February 6, 2022. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
glutamate (Glu) - Glutamate is one of the amino acids used by the body to make proteins. It is a salt or ester of glutamic acid, and the terms glutamate and glutamic acid are often used interchangeably. It also functions as the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain.
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