Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits cation channel activity and mechanosensitive ion channel activity. Involved in cation transport; detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception; and regulation of membrane potential. Predicted to localize to plasma membrane. Is expressed in dorsal root ganglion and lung. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in distal arthrogryposis type 3 and distal arthrogryposis type 5. Orthologous to human PIEZO2 (piezo type mechanosensitive ion channel component 2).