Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Predicted to enable amino acid transmembrane transporter activity and double-stranded RNA binding activity. Predicted to be involved in carboxylic acid transport and viral entry into host cell. Predicted to act upstream of or within response to exogenous dsRNA. Located in apical pole of neuron. Is active in synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and spinal cord. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in lung non-small cell carcinoma. Orthologous to human SLC3A2 (solute carrier family 3 member 2).