Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits voltage-gated sodium channel activity. Involved in sodium ion transport. Predicted to localize to the axon and voltage-gated sodium channel complex. Used to study hyperkalemic periodic paralysis and hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital myasthenic syndrome 16 and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. Orthologous to human SCN4A (sodium voltage-gated channel alpha subunit 4).