Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits calcium ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including regulation of skeletal muscle contraction by regulation of release of sequestered calcium ion; response to heat; and sarcomere organization. Localizes to the mitochondrial matrix and sarcoplasmic reticulum lumen. Predicted to colocalize with the Golgi apparatus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in several structures, including diaphragm; heart; lung; myotome; and skeletal muscle. Orthologous to human CASQ1 (calsequestrin 1).