Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Enables L-aspartate transmembrane transporter activity and neutral L-amino acid transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in L-aspartate import across plasma membrane and transport across blood-brain barrier. Acts upstream of or within amino acid transmembrane transport and neutral amino acid transport. Located in basal plasma membrane. Is active in plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; liver; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human SLC1A5 (solute carrier family 1 member 5).