Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in placenta development. Localizes to the cytoplasm and gap junction. Used to study erythrokeratodermia variabilis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 2B; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 1A; and erythrokeratodermia variabilis. Orthologous to human GJB3 (gap junction protein beta 3).