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