Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables L-glutamate transmembrane transporter activity; extracellularly glutamate-gated chloride channel activity; and glutamate:sodium symporter activity. Involved in L-glutamate transmembrane transport and chloride transmembrane transport. Acts upstream of or within anion transmembrane transport. Located in photoreceptor cell terminal bouton and plasma membrane. Is active in glutamatergic synapse; postsynaptic membrane; and presynaptic membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including cerebellum; mesenchyme of metanephros; and retina nuclear layer. Orthologous to human SLC1A7 (solute carrier family 1 member 7).