Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cGMP binding activity; intracellular cAMP-activated cation channel activity; and intracellular cGMP-activated cation channel activity. Predicted to be involved in membrane depolarization and regulation of cytosolic calcium ion concentration. Localizes to the photoreceptor outer segment membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa and retinitis pigmentosa 49. Is expressed in photoreceptor layer outer segment; retina; and retina outer nuclear layer. Orthologous to human CNGA1 (cyclic nucleotide gated channel subunit alpha 1).