Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits microtubule binding activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including cytoplasmic microtubule organization; regulation of microtubule polymerization or depolymerization; and retrograde axonal transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; cytoskeleton; and nuclear envelope. Predicted to colocalize with the intermediate filament. Used to study hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 6 and hereditary sensory neuropathy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 6. Orthologous to human DST (dystonin).