Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in several processes, including antigen processing and presentation, exogenous lipid antigen via MHC class Ib; protein transport; and synaptic vesicle transport. Localizes to several cellular components, including endosome; glutamatergic synapse; and terminal bouton. Is expressed in central nervous system and retina. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 1; Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 2; and platelet storage pool deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. Orthologous to human AP3D1 (adaptor related protein complex 3 subunit delta 1).