KCNH2

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KCNH2

A gene on chromosome 7q36.1 that encodes an alpha subunit of voltage-gated, potassium channels of the eag family.

Molecular pathology
KCNH2 mutations can cause long QT syndrome type 2.
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Based on these results, Tripos' Center for Advanced Technology in San Francisco will develop the predictive model and employ it to examine client's data resulting from ChanTest's analysis of lead candidates to identify any hERG ion channel liability.
Electrophysiologic and biophysical characterization of expressed HERG in Xenopus oocytes established that HERG encodes the rapidly activating delayed-rectifier potassium current [I.sup.Kr] (Figure 3).[43,44] Electrophysiologic studies of LQTS-associated mutations showed that they act through either a loss-of-function or a dominant-negative mechanism.[45] In addition, protein trafficking abnormalities have been shown to occur.[46,47] This channel has been shown to coassemble with [Beta]-subunits for normal function, similar to that seen in [I.sub.Ks].
Further research suggested that while HERG's protein product turns up on other cells of the body, it is usually found on the surface of heart cells.
Other reports suggested that ginsenoside Rg1 increased the outward hERG current, and it provided potential protection against myocardial infarction [33].
Another assessed toxic effect was the hERG inhibition, which is an ion channel that, when inhibited, is related to cardiovascular damage (32).
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The company said that the certificate states that WuXi's BAS facility in Shanghai is able to carry out ADME (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) studies, toxicokinetic and pharmacokinetic studies and hERG assay and biomarker studies with respect to OECD and EU principles of Good Laboratory Practice.