Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables microtubule motor activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including determination of left/right symmetry; epithelial cilium movement involved in extracellular fluid movement; and lateral ventricle development. Located in 9+2 motile cilium and axoneme. Part of outer dynein arm. Is expressed in gut; male reproductive gland or organ; midbrain; and trachea epithelium. 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).