Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have opioid receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including behavioral fear response; sensory perception of pain; and startle response. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including cell body fiber; cytoplasmic vesicle lumen; and perikaryon. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; integumental system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human PENK (proenkephalin).