Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
Predicted to enable sialic acid transmembrane transporter activity. Acts upstream of or within response to bacterium. Located in cytoplasmic vesicle and plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including gut; liver; metanephros; nervous system; and sensory organ epithelium. Used to study lysosomal storage disease and sialuria. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in sialuria. Orthologous to human SLC17A5 (solute carrier family 17 member 5).