Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits spectrin binding activity. Involved in regulation of membrane potential. Localizes to basolateral plasma membrane and lateral plasma membrane. 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).