PrimePCR™ ddPCR™ Expression EvaGreen® Assay: CHRNA7, Human

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PrimePCR Primer Assays for Real-Time PCR oligo primer pair tube for SYBR Green gene expression

ddPCR Evagreen assay for gene expression analysis. EvaGreen assays consist of unlabeled PCR primer.

Info:   EG; Same primer pair as used in qPCR assay qHsaCED0038862; exonic

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Assay Information

Technology:   ddPCR
Assay Type:   EvaGreen
Application:   Gene Expression
Unique Assay ID:   dHsaEG5006718
Chromosome Location:   15:32323109-32323228question
Amplicon Length:   90

Gene Information

The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are members of a superfamily of ligand-gated ion channels that mediate fast signal transmission at synapses. The nAChRs are thought to be hetero-pentamers composed of homologous subunits. The proposed structure for each subunit is a conserved N-terminal extracellular domain followed by three conserved transmembrane domains a variable cytoplasmic loop a fourth conserved transmembrane domain and a short C-terminal extracellular region. The protein encoded by this gene forms a homo-oligomeric channel displays marked permeability to calcium ions and is a major component of brain nicotinic receptors that are blocked by and highly sensitive to alpha-bungarotoxin. Once this receptor binds acetylcholine it undergoes an extensive change in conformation that affects all subunits and leads to opening of an ion-conducting channel across the plasma membrane. This gene is located in a region identified as a major susceptibility locus for juvenile myoclonic epilepsy and a chromosomal location involved in the genetic transmission of schizophrenia. An evolutionarily recent partial duplication event in this region results in a hybrid containing sequence from this gene and a novel FAM7A gene. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq Feb 2012]

Gene Symbol:   CHRNA7
Gene Name:   cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha 7
Aliases:   CHRNA7-2, NACHRA7
RefSeq:   NC_000015.9 NG_009216.1 NT_010194.17
Ensembl:   ENSG00000175344
Entrez:   1139
UniGene:   Hs.511772
Chromosome Mapping:   15q14

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