Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables dynein light intermediate chain binding activity. Involved in P-body assembly; positive regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis; and stress granule assembly. Located in cytoplasm and filopodium. Is expressed in several structures, including early conceptus; nervous system; neural retina; placenta; and spleen. Used to study Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease axonal type 2O. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease axonal type 2O; autosomal dominant intellectual developmental disorder 13; and spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominant 1. Orthologous to human DYNC1H1 (dynein cytoplasmic 1 heavy chain 1).