Human Gene ORAI1 (ENST00000617316.2) from GENCODE V44
  Description: Homo sapiens ORAI calcium release-activated calcium modulator 1 (ORAI1), mRNA. (from RefSeq NM_032790)
RefSeq Summary (NM_032790): The protein encoded by this gene is a membrane calcium channel subunit that is activated by the calcium sensor STIM1 when calcium stores are depleted. This type of channel is the primary way for calcium influx into T-cells. Defects in this gene are a cause of immune dysfunction with T-cell inactivation due to calcium entry defect type 1 (IDTICED1). [provided by RefSeq, Sep 2011].
Gencode Transcript: ENST00000617316.2
Gencode Gene: ENSG00000276045.4
Transcript (Including UTRs)
   Position: hg38 chr12:121,626,550-121,642,040 Size: 15,491 Total Exon Count: 3 Strand: +
Coding Region
   Position: hg38 chr12:121,626,743-121,641,643 Size: 14,901 Coding Exon Count: 3 

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Data last updated at UCSC: 2023-08-18 00:09:47

-  Sequence and Links to Tools and Databases
Genomic Sequence (chr12:121,626,550-121,642,040)mRNA (may differ from genome)Protein (301 aa)
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-  Comments and Description Text from UniProtKB
DESCRIPTION: RecName: Full=Calcium release-activated calcium channel protein 1; AltName: Full=Protein orai-1; AltName: Full=Transmembrane protein 142A;
FUNCTION: Ca(2+) release-activated Ca(2+) (CRAC) channel subunit which mediates Ca(2+) influx following depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) stores and channel activation by the Ca(2+) sensor, STIM1. CRAC channels are the main pathway for Ca(2+) influx in T-cells and promote the immune response to pathogens by activating the transcription factor NFAT.
SUBUNIT: Interacts with STIM1 and STIM2. Interacts with EFCAB4B/CRACR2A; the interaction is direct and takes place in absence of Ca(2+). Forms a complex with EFCAB4B/CRACR2A and STIM1 at low concentration of Ca(2+), the complex dissociates at elevated Ca(2+) concentrations. Interacts with ASPH (isoform 8).
INTERACTION: O75185:ATP2C2; NbExp=10; IntAct=EBI-2291476, EBI-2939806; Q9BSW2:EFCAB4B; NbExp=6; IntAct=EBI-2291476, EBI-739773; Q13586:STIM1; NbExp=11; IntAct=EBI-2291476, EBI-448878;
SUBCELLULAR LOCATION: Cell membrane; Multi-pass membrane protein. Note=Isoform beta is more mobile in the plasma membrane.
DISEASE: Defects in ORAI1 are the cause of immune dysfunction with T-cell inactivation due to calcium entry defect type 1 (IDTICED1) [MIM:612782]. IDTICED1 is an immune disorder characterized by recurrent infections, impaired T-cell activation and proliferative response, decreased T-cell production of cytokines, and normal lymphocytes counts and serum immunoglobulin levels. In surviving patients ectodermal dysplasia with anhydrosis and non-progressive myopathy may be observed.
MISCELLANEOUS: In Greek mythology, the 'Orai' are the keepers of the gates of heaven: Eunomia (order or harmony), Dike (justice) and Eirene (peace).
SIMILARITY: Belongs to the Orai family.
SEQUENCE CAUTION: Sequence=AAH13386.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended; Sequence=AAI04634.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended; Sequence=BAB55068.1; Type=Erroneous initiation; Note=Translation N-terminally extended;
WEB RESOURCE: Name=ORAI1base; Note=ORAI1 mutation db; URL="";

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-  MalaCards Disease Associations
  MalaCards Gene Search: ORAI1
Diseases sorted by gene-association score: immunodeficiency 9* (1678), myopathy, tubular aggregate, 2* (1330), myopathy, tubular aggregate, 1* (260), stormorken syndrome* (260), myopathy (4), combined t cell and b cell immunodeficiency (1)
* = Manually curated disease association

-  Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD)
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+  Microarray Expression Data
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-  mRNA Secondary Structure of 3' and 5' UTRs
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5' UTR -119.60193-0.620 Picture PostScript Text
3' UTR -150.50397-0.379 Picture PostScript Text

The RNAfold program from the Vienna RNA Package is used to perform the secondary structure predictions and folding calculations. The estimated folding energy is in kcal/mol. The more negative the energy, the more secondary structure the RNA is likely to have.

-  Protein Domain and Structure Information
  InterPro Domains: Graphical view of domain structure
IPR012446 - CRAC_channel

Pfam Domains:
PF07856 - Mediator of CRAC channel activity

ModBase Predicted Comparative 3D Structure on Q96D31
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-  Orthologous Genes in Other Species
  Orthologies between human, mouse, and rat are computed by taking the best BLASTP hit, and filtering out non-syntenic hits. For more distant species reciprocal-best BLASTP hits are used. Note that the absence of an ortholog in the table below may reflect incomplete annotations in the other species rather than a true absence of the orthologous gene.
MouseRatZebrafishD. melanogasterC. elegansS. cerevisiae
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-  Gene Ontology (GO) Annotations with Structured Vocabulary
  Molecular Function:
GO:0005262 calcium channel activity
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0005516 calmodulin binding
GO:0015279 store-operated calcium channel activity
GO:0042802 identical protein binding

Biological Process:
GO:0002115 store-operated calcium entry
GO:0002250 adaptive immune response
GO:0002376 immune system process
GO:0006811 ion transport
GO:0006816 calcium ion transport
GO:0051924 regulation of calcium ion transport
GO:0051928 positive regulation of calcium ion transport
GO:0061180 mammary gland epithelium development
GO:0070509 calcium ion import
GO:0070588 calcium ion transmembrane transport

Cellular Component:
GO:0005886 plasma membrane
GO:0005887 integral component of plasma membrane
GO:0016020 membrane
GO:0016021 integral component of membrane
GO:0016323 basolateral plasma membrane
GO:0032991 macromolecular complex

-  Descriptions from all associated GenBank mRNAs
  BC075831 - Homo sapiens ORAI calcium release-activated calcium modulator 1, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:88616 IMAGE:6645076), complete cds.
BC013386 - Homo sapiens ORAI calcium release-activated calcium modulator 1, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:22830 IMAGE:3838524), complete cds.
BC015369 - Homo sapiens ORAI calcium release-activated calcium modulator 1, mRNA (cDNA clone MGC:21530 IMAGE:3914595), complete cds.
BC104633 - Homo sapiens ORAI calcium release-activated calcium modulator 1, mRNA (cDNA clone IMAGE:4669968), partial cds.
AK027372 - Homo sapiens cDNA FLJ14466 fis, clone MAMMA1000416.
KJ906376 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone ccsbBroadEn_16046 ORAI1 gene, encodes complete protein.
KJ903474 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens clone ccsbBroadEn_12868 ORAI1 gene, encodes complete protein.
CU677285 - Synthetic construct Homo sapiens gateway clone IMAGE:100016856 5' read ORAI1 mRNA.
JD189482 - Sequence 170506 from Patent EP1572962.
HI416766 - Sequence 1 from Patent EP2136820.
JD316170 - Sequence 297194 from Patent EP1572962.
JD427713 - Sequence 408737 from Patent EP1572962.
JD226538 - Sequence 207562 from Patent EP1572962.
JD416147 - Sequence 397171 from Patent EP1572962.
JD426589 - Sequence 407613 from Patent EP1572962.
JD136516 - Sequence 117540 from Patent EP1572962.
JD396613 - Sequence 377637 from Patent EP1572962.

-  Biochemical and Signaling Pathways
  Reactome (by CSHL, EBI, and GO)

Protein Q96D31 (Reactome details) participates in the following event(s):

R-HSA-434700 STIM1 activation of CRAC
R-HSA-434798 CRAC translocates calcium from the extracellular region to the cytosol
R-HSA-139853 Elevation of cytosolic Ca2+ levels
R-HSA-983695 Antigen activates B Cell Receptor (BCR) leading to generation of second messengers
R-HSA-418360 Platelet calcium homeostasis
R-HSA-983705 Signaling by the B Cell Receptor (BCR)
R-HSA-5578775 Ion homeostasis
R-HSA-418346 Platelet homeostasis
R-HSA-1280218 Adaptive Immune System
R-HSA-5576891 Cardiac conduction
R-HSA-109582 Hemostasis
R-HSA-168256 Immune System
R-HSA-397014 Muscle contraction

-  Other Names for This Gene
  Alternate Gene Symbols: CRACM1, CRCM1_HUMAN, ENST00000617316.1, NM_032790, Q3MHV3, Q6DHX2, Q96BP7, Q96D31, Q96K71, TMEM142A, uc031zps.1
UCSC ID: ENST00000617316.2
RefSeq Accession: NM_032790
Protein: Q96D31 (aka CRCM1_HUMAN)

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