Literature associating CNGA1 and retinitis pigmentosa
Rod photoreceptor cGMP-gated channel subunit alpha; Visual signal transduction is mediated by a G-protein coupled cascade using cGMP as second messenger. This protein can be activated by cyclic GMP which leads to an opening of the cation channel and thereby causing a depolarization of rod photoreceptors; Belongs to the cyclic nucleotide-gated cation channel (TC 1.A.1.5) family. CNGA1 subfamily.
Synonyms: CNGA1, CNGA1p, hCNGA1, A0A024R9X3, D6R978 ...