Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits acetylcholine-gated cation-selective channel activity. Predicted to contribute to acetylcholine receptor activity and extracellular ligand-gated ion channel activity. Involved in several processes, including modulation of chemical synaptic transmission; negative regulation of cytokine production; and regulation of protein metabolic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including the axolemma; cholinergic synapse; and integral component of synaptic membrane. Used to study schizophrenia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in schizophrenia. Is expressed in several structures, including hemolymphoid system; nervous system; paravertebral ganglion; retina; and tongue. Orthologous to several human genes including CHRFAM7A (CHRNA7 (exons 5-10) and FAM7A (exons A-E) fusion).