CACNA1A

(redirected from HPCA)
Also found in: Acronyms.

CACNA1A

A gene on chromosome 19p13 that encodes the alpha-1A subunit of a voltage-dependent P/Q-type calcium channel, which mediates the entry of calcium ions into excitable cells. These channels are also involved in various calcium-dependent processes, including muscle contraction, hormone or neurotransmitter release, gene expression, cell motility, cell division and apoptosis.

Molecular pathology
CACNA1A mutations are associated with familial hemiplegic migraine and episodic ataxia 2.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Speaking to ANI on Tuesday, HPCA general manager HS Minhas said: aACoeThe reason is known to the entire nation.
The training has greatly increased the confidence of these HPCA volunteers.
The company retained the HPCA rights through Zovy's affiliation with Capax Discovery LLC.
At the recent palliative care conference co-hosted by the African Palliative Care Association and the HPCA, the South African Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Gwen Ramakgopa, hosted a meeting of delegates from African health ministries.
Persistent Systems (BOMBAY:PERSISTENT)(NSE:PERSISTENT), a provider of software products and technology services, announced on Monday the signing of a strategic agreement with HP (NYSE:HPQ) to license its HP Client Automation (HPCA) software.
The stunning HPCA ground in Dharamsala has the Himalayas behind it and, if you are fielding in certain positions, greater powers of concentration than usual are necessary to stay alert.
Liz Gwyther is CEO of Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA), a member of the executive committee of Networking AIDS Community of South Africa and a Trustee of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA).
Rhein Chemie has tested several of these various cure systems and found that a cure system based on Rhenogran Triazine TM, combined with Rhenogran HPCA and other ingredients, could meet all of the requirements in the majority of the polymers listed.
With the first year anniversary of the implementation of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act (2003) it is clear that the processes around nursing are robust and above or equal to those of other health professions.
Diagnosis First-Line Treatment Second-Line Treatment No data Oral: Oral: BNZ BNZ+HPCA BNZ + AA Parenteral: BNZ BNZ + HPCA Schizophrenia Oral: Oral: BNZ + HPCA Risperidone BNZ + AA HPCA Olanzapine Parenteral: Parenteral: BNZ + HPCA HPCA Mania Oral: Oral: BNZ + HPCA BNZ BNZ + AA HPCA Olanzapine Risperidone Parenteral: Parenteral: BNZ + HPCA HPCA BNZ Psychotic Oral: depression BNZ + AA BNZ + HPCA BNZ Risperidone Parenteral: Parenteral: BNZ + HPCA BNZ Personality Oral: disorder BNZ Parenteral: BNZ BNZ + HPCA Posttraumatic Oral: stress disorder BNZ Parenteral: Parenteral: BNZ BNZ + HPCA Note: BNZ = benzodiazepine; HPCA = high-potency conventional antipsychotic; AA = atypical antipyschotic.
The competency adviser role came about because the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act 2003 legislated for continuing competence.