Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits calcium channel activity and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis; response to cold; and thermoception. Localizes to external side of plasma membrane. Is expressed in dorsal root ganglion; inferior vagus ganglion; and vagus ganglion. Orthologous to human TRPM8 (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 8).