Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables adiponectin binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and signaling receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including glucose homeostasis; positive regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis; and regulation of glucose metabolic process. Acts upstream of or within adiponectin-activated signaling pathway. Located in plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; cardiovascular system; central nervous system; eye; and genitourinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in breast cancer; macular degeneration; and prostate adenocarcinoma. Orthologous to human ADIPOR1 (adiponectin receptor 1).