Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits extracellularly glutamate-gated chloride channel activity. Involved in several processes, including chemical synaptic transmission; long-term memory; and synaptic vesicle cycle. Localizes to several cellular components, including cerebellar mossy fiber; excitatory synapse; and synaptic vesicle membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; retina layer; and spinal cord dorsal horn. Orthologous to human SLC17A7 (solute carrier family 17 member 7).