Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have actinin binding activity; cadherin binding activity; and cholesterol binding activity. Involved in camera-type eye photoreceptor cell differentiation and retina layer formation. Localizes to several cellular components, including brush border; photoreceptor outer segment; and prominosome. Is expressed in several structures, including epithelium; eye; future hindbrain; genitourinary system; and nervous system. Used to study retinitis pigmentosa 41. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cone-rod dystrophy 12 and retinitis pigmentosa 41. Orthologous to human PROM1 (prominin 1).