Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including brain-derived neurotrophic factor binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and ion channel binding activity. Involved in several processes, including nervous system development; neurotrophin TRK receptor signaling pathway; and transport along microtubule. Localizes to autophagosome; cytoplasmic vesicle; and microtubule organizing center. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; nervous system; respiratory system; and sensory organ. Used to study endogenous depression. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Huntington's disease. Orthologous to human HAP1 (huntingtin associated protein 1).