Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have retinol transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in positive regulation of receptor signaling pathway via JAK-STAT and retinol transport. Localizes to plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in syndromic microphthalmia 9. Orthologous to human STRA6 (signaling receptor and transporter of retinol STRA6).