Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
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 membrane and photoreceptor outer segment. Is expressed in several structures, including head mesenchyme; incisor; limb; sensory organ; and skeleton. 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 subunit beta 1).