Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables cation channel activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cellular protein localization; cellular response to light stimulus; and retinal rod cell development. Located in new growing cell tip. Is expressed in foregut; reproductive system; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital stationary night blindness and congenital stationary night blindness 1C. Orthologous to human TRPM1 (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 1).