Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits intracellular cyclic nucleotide activated cation channel activity. Involved in retinal cone cell development. Localizes to the photoreceptor outer segment and plasma membrane. Used to study achromatopsia 2. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in achromatopsia 2 and color blindness. Orthologous to human CNGA3 (cyclic nucleotide gated channel subunit alpha 3).