Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits calmodulin binding activity and voltage-gated ion channel activity. Involved in membrane hyperpolarization and transmission of nerve impulse. Localizes to the cell surface; main axon; and voltage-gated potassium channel complex. Used to study benign neonatal seizures. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in benign neonatal seizures and early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 7. Orthologous to human KCNQ2 (potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily Q member 2).