Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits acetylcholine-gated cation-selective channel activity. Involved in cation transport; detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound; and inner ear morphogenesis. Predicted to localize to cholinergic synapse; integral component of plasma membrane; and neuron projection. Is expressed in brain. Orthologous to human CHRNA9 (cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 9 subunit).