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View in Spanish: Canal receptor de catión de potencial transitorio, subfamilia V, miembro 6

Transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 6 (TRAN-zhunt reh-SEP-ter poh-TEN-shul KAT-i-un CHA-nul sub-FAM-ih-lee â€
A protein found in cell membranes that moves calcium into cells. Levels of transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 6 are lower than normal in patients who don’t have enough vitamin D. High levels of the protein may be found in breast cancer tissue. It is a type of calcium channel protein. Also called TRPV6.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.