Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits sucrose:proton symporter activity. Involved in developmental pigmentation and sucrose transport. Predicted to localize to the membrane. Used to study oculocutaneous albinism. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in oculocutaneous albinism type IV. Is expressed in brain; embryo ectoderm; eye; mesenchyme derived from neural crest; and skin. Orthologous to human SLC45A2 (solute carrier family 45 member 2).