Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits voltage-gated potassium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including optic nerve structural organization; regulation of circadian sleep/wake cycle, non-REM sleep; and regulation of dopamine secretion. Localizes to several cellular components, including axon; neuronal cell body membrane; and perikaryon. Is expressed in brain; heart ventricle; hindlimb muscle; and thalamus mantle layer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in early infantile epileptic encephalopathy 32. Orthologous to human KCNA2 (potassium voltage-gated channel subfamily A member 2).