Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cholesterol binding activity. Involved in several processes, including adult walking behavior; cholesterol efflux; and cholesterol homeostasis. Localizes to several cellular components, including the cytoplasm; membrane raft; and nuclear envelope. Used to study Niemann-Pick disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Niemann-Pick disease type C1. Orthologous to human NPC1 (NPC intracellular cholesterol transporter 1).