Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits ankyrin binding activity and voltage-gated calcium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including cardiac conduction; positive regulation of adenylate cyclase activity; and regulation of ion transmembrane transport. Localizes to Z disc; cochlear hair cell ribbon synapse; and integral component of presynaptic active zone membrane. Is expressed in alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; heart; and nasal cavity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human CACNA1D (calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 D).