Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables ferritin receptor activity. Acts upstream of or within iron ion transport. Located in cell surface. Is expressed in 4-cell stage embryo; liver; liver left lobe; liver right lobe; and metanephros. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in atopic dermatitis. Orthologous to human HAVCR1 (hepatitis A virus cellular receptor 1).