Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have identical protein binding activity and water channel activity. Involved in camera-type eye morphogenesis; saliva secretion; and water transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including the apical plasma membrane; basal plasma membrane; and microvillus. Is expressed in early conceptus; lung; olfactory epithelium; oocyte; and salivary gland. Orthologous to human AQP5 (aquaporin 5).