Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in several processes, including defense response to other organism; phospholipid homeostasis; and secretion of lysosomal enzymes. Localizes to the cytosol. 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).