Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits microtubule motor activity. Involved in several processes, including determination of left/right symmetry; epithelial cilium movement involved in extracellular fluid movement; and lateral ventricle development. Localizes to the axonemal dynein complex. Used to study otitis media; primary ciliary dyskinesia (multiple); tetralogy of Fallot; and visceral heterotaxy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Kartagener syndrome and primary ciliary dyskinesia 3. Orthologous to human DNAH5 (dynein axonemal heavy chain 5).