Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits inward rectifier potassium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; ion transmembrane transport; and regulation of resting membrane potential. Localizes to astrocyte projection; basolateral plasma membrane; and cell body. Is expressed in brain; heart; stria vascularis; and ventricular layer. Used to study EAST syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in EAST syndrome and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 4. Orthologous to human KCNJ10 (potassium inwardly rectifying channel subfamily J member 10).