Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits cation channel activity; identical protein binding activity; and mechanosensitive ion channel activity. Involved in cation transport; detection of mechanical stimulus; and regulation of membrane potential. Localizes to plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including hemolymphoid system; liver; and lung. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dehydrated hereditary stomatocytosis 1 and hereditary lymphedema. Orthologous to human PIEZO1 (piezo type mechanosensitive ion channel component 1).