Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits acetylcholine-gated cation-selective channel activity. Predicted to contribute to acetylcholine binding activity; acetylcholine receptor activity; and extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including activation of transmembrane receptor protein tyrosine kinase activity; behavioral response to nicotine; and chemical synaptic transmission. Localizes to the acetylcholine-gated channel complex; cholinergic synapse; and integral component of postsynaptic specialization membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung cancer. Orthologous to human CHRNA3 (cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 3 subunit).