Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits GABA-A receptor activity; chloride channel activity; and 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 cellular response to histamine; gamma-aminobutyric acid signaling pathway; and inhibitory synapse assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including the GABA-A receptor complex; GABA-ergic synapse; and axon. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in childhood absence epilepsy; early infantile epileptic encephalopathy; and familial febrile seizures 8. Is expressed in central nervous system; eye; and peripheral nervous system ganglion. Orthologous to human GABRG2 (gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor gamma2 subunit).