Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Enables anion:cation symporter activity and transition metal ion transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in bicarbonate transport; cellular transition metal ion homeostasis; and ion transmembrane transport. Located in apical plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; extraembryonic component; metanephros; and reproductive system. Used to study left ventricular noncompaction. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital disorder of glycosylation type IIn. Orthologous to human SLC39A8 (solute carrier family 39 member 8).