Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
A structural constituent of eye lens. Involved in cell maturation; intermediate filament organization; and lens fiber cell development. Localizes to cytoplasm; intermediate filament; and plasma membrane. Is expressed in head; lens; and posterior lens fiber. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cataract 33. Orthologous to human BFSP1 (beaded filament structural protein 1).