Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to contribute to pre-miRNA binding activity. Involved in actin cytoskeleton organization; cellular protein-containing complex localization; and protein import into nucleus. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nuclear envelope. Predicted to colocalize with the chromatin. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in several structures, including branchial arch; central nervous system; extraembryonic component; hemolymphoid system gland; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human RAN (RAN, member RAS oncogene family).