Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Involved in regulation of sensory perception of pain and sodium ion transport. Localizes to the C-fiber and plasma membrane. Used to study hereditary sensory neuropathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 7. Orthologous to human SCN11A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 11).