Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits L-amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in L-amino acid transport. Predicted to localize to plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; eye; genitourinary system; and immune system. Used to study sensorineural hearing loss. Orthologous to human SLC7A8 (solute carrier family 7 member 8).