Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Enables monoatomic cation channel activity. Acts upstream of or within metal ion transport. Located in apical plasma membrane and brush border membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including cochlea; colon; extraembryonic component; ganglia; and genitourinary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in intestinal hypomagnesemia 1 and metal metabolism disorder. Orthologous to human TRPM6 (transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily M member 6).