Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of pain; and neuronal action potential. Localizes to several cellular components, including the T-tubule; Z disc; and main axon. Used to study Dravet syndrome; autistic disorder; and generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Dravet syndrome and generalized epilepsy with febrile seizures plus. Orthologous to human SCN1A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 1).