Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in several processes, including actin filament organization; camera-type eye development; and epithelial cell morphogenesis. Localizes to several cellular components, including apical plasma membrane; filopodium; and lamellipodium. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; embryo ectoderm; limb; and sensory organ. Used to study facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and nephrotic syndrome. Orthologous to human FAT1 (FAT atypical cadherin 1).