Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits N-retinylidene-phosphatidylethanolamine flippase activity. Involved in phospholipid transfer to membrane; photoreceptor cell maintenance; and visual perception. Localizes to the photoreceptor outer segment. Used to study Stargardt disease; cone-rod dystrophy 3; and retinitis pigmentosa 19. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in fundus dystrophy and retinal degeneration (multiple). Is expressed in central nervous system; choroid plexus; and nervous system. Orthologous to human ABCA4 (ATP binding cassette subfamily A member 4).