Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables calcium:sodium antiporter activity. Involved in several processes, including inorganic cation transmembrane transport; learning or memory; and regulation of short-term neuronal synaptic plasticity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; regulation of action potential firing pattern; and response to ischemia. Located in axon terminus; plasma membrane; and postsynaptic density. Is expressed in brain; cerebral cortex; cerebral cortex mantle layer; embryo; and olfactory cortex mantle layer. Orthologous to human SLC8A2 (solute carrier family 8 member A2).