Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
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 axon and voltage-gated sodium channel complex. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; immune system; male reproductive gland or organ; and respiratory system epithelium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Dravet syndrome; erythromelalgia; generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus 7; and paroxysmal extreme pain disorder. Orthologous to human SCN9A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 9).