Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits cyclic nucleotide-gated ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including photoreceptor cell maintenance; photoreceptor cell outer segment organization; and sensory perception of smell. Localizes to the membrane and photoreceptor outer segment. Used to study retinitis pigmentosa. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa and retinitis pigmentosa 45. Orthologous to human CNGB1 (cyclic nucleotide gated channel beta 1).