Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits mechanosensitive ion channel activity and voltage-gated calcium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound; regulation of calcium ion transmembrane transport; and vestibular reflex. Localizes to stereocilium tip. Is expressed in inner ear. Orthologous to human TMC2 (transmembrane channel like 2).