Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits N-retinylidene-phosphatidylethanolamine flippase activity. Involved in phospholipid transfer to membrane; photoreceptor cell maintenance; and visual perception. Localizes to photoreceptor outer segment. Is expressed in central nervous system; choroid plexus; and nervous system. 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). Orthologous to human ABCA4 (ATP binding cassette subfamily A member 4).