RelevanceKv1.2 mediates the voltage-dependent potassium ion permeability of excitable membranes. Assuming opened or closed conformations in response to the voltage difference across the membrane, the protein forms a potassium-selective channel through which K(+) ions may pass in accordance with their electrochemical gradient. Kv1.2 binds PDZ domains of DLG1, DLG2 and DLG4. The N-terminus may be important in determining the rate of inactivation of the channel while the tail may play a role in modulation of channel activity and/or targeting of the channel to specific subcellular compartments.
Cellular localizationMembrane; Multi-pass membrane protein