Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in L-glutamate transmembrane transport and regulation of membrane potential. Localizes to Golgi apparatus; glutamatergic synapse; and integral component of presynaptic membrane. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Orthologous to human SLC1A6 (solute carrier family 1 member 6).