Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables spectrin binding activity. Acts upstream of or within regulation of membrane potential. Located in basolateral plasma membrane; lateral plasma membrane; and lateral wall of outer hair cell. Is expressed in brain; cochlea; embryo; and organ of Corti. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 61. Orthologous to human SLC26A5 (solute carrier family 26 member 5).