Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to contribute to acetylcholine binding activity and acetylcholine receptor activity. Involved in regulation of synaptic vesicle exocytosis and response to nicotine. Localizes to acetylcholine-gated channel complex and dopaminergic synapse. Is expressed in gut; lung; nervous system; and thymus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung cancer. Orthologous to human CHRNA5 (cholinergic receptor nicotinic alpha 5 subunit).