Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Enables ferrous iron transmembrane transporter activity; identical protein binding activity; and peptide hormone binding activity. Involved in iron ion export across plasma membrane. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including multicellular organismal iron ion homeostasis; regulation of transcription by RNA polymerase II; and spleen trabecula formation. Located in basolateral plasma membrane and synaptic vesicle. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; extraembryonic component; genitourinary system; gut; and hemolymphoid system gland. Used to study hemochromatosis type 4. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hemochromatosis type 4. Orthologous to human SLC40A1 (solute carrier family 40 member 1).