Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including enzyme binding activity; heat shock protein binding activity; and transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in several processes, including locomotory behavior; neurotransmitter loading into synaptic vesicle; and response to amphetamine. Localizes to dopaminergic synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; alimentary system; eye; integumental system; and nervous system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human SLC18A2 (solute carrier family 18 member A2).