Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have sialic acid transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in response to bacterium. Localizes to 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).