Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits mRNA binding activity. Involved in protein localization to axon and protein localization to cell leading edge. Localizes to COPI-coated vesicle; Golgi apparatus; and growth cone. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; jaw bone; and thoracic segment skeleton. Orthologous to human COPA (COPI coat complex subunit alpha).