Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; phospholipid homeostasis; and vesicle organization. Localizes to cytosol. Is expressed in axial skeleton. Used to study Chediak-Higashi syndrome; exfoliation syndrome; and platelet storage pool deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Chediak-Higashi syndrome. Orthologous to human LYST (lysosomal trafficking regulator).