a multi-pass membrane protein subunit of the beta-cell ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP). Regulator of ATP-sensitive K(+) channels and insulin release. Associates with Kir6.2. Defects in ABCC8 are a cause of persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) [MIM:601820, 256450], and may contribute to non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) in Northern European Caucasians. Two alternatively spliced human isoforms have been described. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Membrane protein, integral; Membrane protein, multi-pass; Transporter; Transporter, ABC family