Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits transmitter-gated ion channel activity involved in regulation of postsynaptic membrane potential. Contributes to GABA-gated chloride ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including inner ear development; nervous system development; and sensory perception of sound. Localizes to the GABA-ergic synapse and integral component of postsynaptic specialization membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder and infantile or early childhood epileptic encephalopathy 2. Orthologous to human GABRB2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor beta2 subunit).