Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have chloride channel activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in detection of light stimulus involved in visual perception and regulation of calcium ion transport. Predicted to localize to the basolateral plasma membrane and chloride channel complex. Used to study bestrophinopathy and vitelliform macular dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in bestrophinopathy; macular degeneration; retinitis pigmentosa 50; and vitelliform macular dystrophy. Is expressed in choroid plexus; neocortex; and telencephalon meninges. Orthologous to human BEST1 (bestrophin 1).