KCNE1 has 2-4 exons in several different transcripts in humans, and the last exon is already known to participate in encoding proteins (KCNE1-exon).
Within the exons of KCNE1, it is known that the last exon, where we found 653 C/T SNPs, participates in encoding protein Mink; thus, 653 C/T SNPs are the coding SNPs (cSNPs).
 Human genes: KCNE1
, potassium voltage-gated channel, Isk-related family, member 1; IL10RB, interleukin-10 receptor, [beta]; NQO1, NAD(P)H dehydrogenase, quinone 1; AKAP10, A kinase (PRKA)anchor protein 10.
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KCNQ1 (KVLOT1) channel subunits coassemble with KCNE1
(Mink) subunits to form channels that conduct the slow delayed rectifier [K.sup.+] current, 7KS in the heart which is important for normal termination of the plateau phase, and repolarization of atrial and ventricular action potentials.
Intronic PCR primer sequences were designed for robust amplification of the KCNH2 and KCNE1 exons, without nesting or additives (19, 20), under identical thermocycling conditions.
The 29 probands without mutations in KCNH2 were also screened for mutations in KCNQ1, KCNE1, and SCN5A, and several additional mutations were found (M.
MiRP1, the minK-related peptide 1, or KCNE2, is a novel potassium channel gene recently cloned and characterized by Abbott and colleagues. MiRP1 is a 123-amino-acid channel protein with a single predicted transmembrane segment similar to that described for minK. Chromosomal localization studies mapped this KCNE2 gene to chromosome 21q22.1 (Figure 2), within 79 kb of KCNE1
(minK) and arrayed in opposite orientation. The open reading frames of these 2 genes share 34% identity, and both are contained in a single exon, suggesting that they are related through gene duplication and divergent evolution.