Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to contribute to acetylcholine binding activity; acetylcholine receptor activity; and extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity. Involved in regulation of synaptic vesicle exocytosis and response to nicotine. Localizes to the acetylcholine-gated channel complex and dopaminergic synapse. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung cancer. Orthologous to human CHRNA5 (cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 5 subunit).