Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits aminophospholipid flippase activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of light stimulus involved in visual perception; generation of neurons; and sensory organ morphogenesis. Localizes to Golgi apparatus; endosome; and membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including nervous system; salivary gland; sensory organ; testis; and thymus. Used to study cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and dysequlibrium syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and dysequlibrium syndrome. Orthologous to human ATP8A2 (ATPase phospholipid transporting 8A2).