Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits glutamate binding activity and high-affinity glutamate transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in several processes, including dicarboxylic acid transport; gamma-aminobutyric acid biosynthetic process; and nervous system development. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cell surface; integral component of plasma membrane; and neuronal cell body. Used to study low tension glaucoma. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in episodic ataxia type 6. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; connective tissue; eye; genitourinary system; and spinal cord. Orthologous to human SLC1A3 (solute carrier family 1 member 3).