Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to contribute to GABA-A receptor activity; benzodiazepine receptor activity; and ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including behavioral fear response; inner ear development; and innervation. Localizes to the cell body and dendrite. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in bipolar disorder; early infantile epileptic encephalopathy; and mental depression. Is expressed in brain. Orthologous to human GABRA5 (gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor alpha5 subunit).