Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have sodium ion binding activity and voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; neuromuscular process; and sensory perception of sound. Localizes to several cellular components, including the Z disc; neuron projection; and sodium channel complex. Used to study early infantile epileptic encephalopathy and epilepsy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in benign familial neonatal epilepsy and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 13. Orthologous to human SCN8A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 8).