Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits calcium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of stimulus involved in sensory perception of pain; response to hydrogen peroxide; and thermoception. Localizes to stereocilium bundle. Is expressed in cochlea and glossopharyngeal ganglion. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in familial episodic pain syndrome 1. Orthologous to human TRPA1 (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily A member 1).