SLC8A1 (Sodium/Calcium Exchanger 1): SLC8A1, commonly referred to as the sodium/calcium exchanger 1 (NCX1), is a critical membrane transport protein that plays a fundamental role in calcium homeostasis in cardiac and skeletal muscle cells, as well as in neurons. This exchanger helps regulate intracellular calcium levels by removing calcium from cells in exchange for sodium, a process vital for muscle relaxation and the prevention of calcium overload, which can lead to cellular toxicity. SLC8A1's activity is essential for maintaining the proper function of cardiac and smooth muscle contractions and is involved in signaling pathways that influence heart rate, neuronal excitability,...


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