Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have retinol transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in positive regulation of receptor signaling pathway via JAK-STAT and retinol transport. Localizes to the plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Matthew-Wood syndrome. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human STRA6 (signaling receptor and transporter of retinol STRA6).