Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Enables amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in regulation of macrophage activation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including amino acid import across plasma membrane; nitric oxide biosynthetic process; and nitric oxide production involved in inflammatory response. Is integral component of membrane. Predicted to be active in plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; bone; brain; genitourinary system; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human SLC7A2 (solute carrier family 7 member 2).