Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits G-protein activated inward rectifier potassium channel activity. Involved in thyroid hormone metabolic process. Localizes to integral component of presynaptic membrane and parallel fiber to Purkinje cell synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; eye; genitourinary system; and skeleton. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in alcohol use disorder and heroin dependence. Orthologous to human KCNJ6 (potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 6).