Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits calcium channel activity; identical protein binding activity; and temperature-gated ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of stimulus involved in sensory perception; diet induced thermogenesis; and fever generation. Localizes to neuron projection and plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in migraine. Is expressed in central nervous system; cochlea; and dorsal root ganglion. Orthologous to human TRPV1 (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1).