Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have several functions, including G-protein beta/gamma-subunit complex binding activity; GTP binding activity; and GTPase activator activity. Involved in several processes, including G protein-coupled receptor signaling pathway; maternal behavior; and neuron development. Localizes to cell body; dendrite; and membrane. Used to study congestive heart failure and dilated cardiomyopathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Sturge-Weber syndrome and familial multiple nevi flammei. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; early conceptus; gonad; heart; and retina. Orthologous to human GNAQ (G protein subunit alpha q).