Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits carnitine transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in carnitine transport. Localizes to intrinsic component of peroxisomal membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; liver; lung; nasal cavity mucosa; and spleen. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Crohn's disease; cardiomyopathy; inherited metabolic disorder; and systemic primary carnitine deficiency disease. Orthologous to human SLC22A5 (solute carrier family 22 member 5).