Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable protein tyrosine phosphatase activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound; hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation; and vestibular receptor cell morphogenesis. Located in stereocilium bundle. Is expressed in cochlea; crista ampullaris; inner ear vestibular component; macula of utricle; and saccule. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal dominant nonsyndromic deafness 73 and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 84A. Orthologous to human PTPRQ (protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Q).