Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits actin filament binding activity. Involved in microvillus assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including basal plasma membrane; brush border; and lateral plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including inner ear and intestine. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 48 and sensorineural hearing loss. Orthologous to human MYO1A (myosin IA).