Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits amino acid transmembrane transporter activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in L-glutamate transmembrane transport; cysteine transmembrane transport; and positive regulation of heart rate. Localizes to early endosome membrane; integral component of plasma membrane; and recycling endosome membrane. Used to study dicarboxylic aminoaciduria and low tension glaucoma. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dicarboxylic aminoaciduria and schizophrenia 18. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; eye; genitourinary system; integumental system; and nervous system. Orthologous to human SLC1A1 (solute carrier family 1 member 1).