Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits high voltage-gated calcium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including calcium ion transmembrane transport; neurotransmitter secretion; and response to pain. Localizes to dendrite; neuronal cell body; and voltage-gated calcium channel complex. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; embryo endoderm; lower jaw molar; retina; and urinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and dystonia 23. Orthologous to human CACNA1B (calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1 B).