Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have gap junction channel activity. Involved in lens development in camera-type eye. Localizes to the plasma membrane. Used to study cataract 1 multiple types. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cataract and cataract 1 multiple types. Is expressed in eye; lens; and testis. Orthologous to human GJA8 (gap junction protein alpha 8).