Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, underlying 'pacemaker' currents (I-f/I-h), are involved in pacemaker activity of cardiac sinoatrial node myocytes and central neurons. Several cDNAs deriving from four different genes were recently identified which code for channels characterized by six transmembrane domains and a cyclic nucleotide binding domain. We report here the identification of the human HCN2 gene and show that its functional expression in a human kidney cell line generates a current with properties similar to the native pacemaker f-channel of the heart. The hHCN2 gene maps to the telomeric region of chromosome 19, band p13.3. This is the first identification of a genetic locus coding for an HCN channel. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

The human gene coding for HCN2, a pacemaker channel of the heart

Moroni, A;Rocchi, M;Bianchi, M E;
1999-01-01

Abstract

Hyperpolarization-activated, cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels, underlying 'pacemaker' currents (I-f/I-h), are involved in pacemaker activity of cardiac sinoatrial node myocytes and central neurons. Several cDNAs deriving from four different genes were recently identified which code for channels characterized by six transmembrane domains and a cyclic nucleotide binding domain. We report here the identification of the human HCN2 gene and show that its functional expression in a human kidney cell line generates a current with properties similar to the native pacemaker f-channel of the heart. The hHCN2 gene maps to the telomeric region of chromosome 19, band p13.3. This is the first identification of a genetic locus coding for an HCN channel. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
1999
cardiac pacemaker channel
chromosome 19
hyperpolarization-activated channel
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