Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits telomerase RNA binding activity; telomerase activity; and transcription coactivator binding activity. Involved in several processes, including positive regulation of glucose import; positive regulation of hair cycle; and positive regulation of stem cell proliferation. Localizes to mitochondrion; plasma membrane; and telomerase catalytic core complex. Predicted to colocalize with PML body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including autosomal dominant dyskeratosis congenita 2; familial melanoma; hepatocellular carcinoma; idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis; and leukemia (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including early conceptus; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; liver; and vibrissa follicle. Orthologous to human TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase).