Literature associating SCN4A and familial periodic paralysis
Sodium channel, voltage-gated, type IV, alpha subunit; This protein mediates the voltage-dependent sodium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Assuming opened or closed conformations in response to the voltage difference across the membrane, the protein forms a sodium-selective channel through which Na(+) ions may pass in accordance with their electrochemical gradient. This sodium channel may be present in both denervated and innervated skeletal muscle; Belongs to the sodium channel (TC 1.A.1.10) family. Nav1.4/SCN4A subfamily.
Synonyms: SCN4A, SCN4Ap, hSCN4A, J3QQZ1, P35499 ...