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sodium channel
Available structures
Symbols SCN10A; PN3; SNS; hPN3
External IDs OMIM604427 MGI108029 HomoloGene21300 IUPHAR: Nav1.8 GeneCards: SCN10A Gene
Species Human Mouse
Entrez 6336 20264
Ensembl ENSG00000185313 ENSMUSG00000034533
UniProt n/a n/a
RefSeq (mRNA) NM_006514 NM_009134
RefSeq (protein) NP_006505 NP_033160
Location (UCSC) Chr 3:
38.71 - 38.81 Mb
Chr 9:
119.52 - 119.6 Mb
PubMed search [1] [2]

Sodium channel, voltage gated, type X, alpha subunit also known as SCN10A or Nav1.8 is a protein which in humans is encoded by the SCN10A gene.[1]

Nav1.8 is a sodium channel subunit.[2][3][4]


This subtype of voltage-gated sodium channel is expressed in nociceptors and has been proposed as a target for the development of new analgesics.[5]


  1. ^ "Entrez Gene: sodium channel".  
  2. ^ Rabert DK, Koch BD, Ilnicka M, Obernolte RA, Naylor SL, Herman RC, Eglen RM, Hunter JC, Sangameswaran L (November 1998). "A tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-gated sodium channel from human dorsal root ganglia, hPN3/SCN10A". Pain 78 (2): 107–14. doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(98)00120-1. PMID 9839820.  
  3. ^ Plummer NW, Meisler MH (April 1999). "Evolution and diversity of mammalian sodium channel genes". Genomics 57 (2): 323–31. doi:10.1006/geno.1998.5735. PMID 10198179.  
  4. ^ Catterall WA, Goldin AL, Waxman SG (December 2005). "International Union of Pharmacology. XLVII. Nomenclature and structure-function relationships of voltage-gated sodium channels". Pharmacol. Rev. 57 (4): 397–409. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2007.07.026. PMID 16382098.  
  5. ^ Cummins TR, Sheets PL, Waxman SG (October 2007). "Voltage-gated sodium channel blockers for the treatment of chronic pain". Pain 131 (3): 243–57. doi:10.1016/S0304-3959(98)00120-1. PMID 17766042.  

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