Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have sodium ion binding activity and voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including behavioral response to pain; inflammatory response; and response to toxic substance. Predicted to localize to the axon and voltage-gated sodium channel complex. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Dravet syndrome and erythromelalgia. Orthologous to human SCN9A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 9).