Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables phosphotransferase activity, alcohol group as acceptor and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including neutrophil chemotaxis; phosphatidylinositol metabolic process; and vesicle organization. Acts upstream of or within myelin assembly. Located in several cellular components, including cell-cell junction; perinuclear region of cytoplasm; and vesicle membrane. Is expressed in brain; genitourinary system; integumental system; limb; and skeleton. Used to study Crohn's disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Fleck corneal dystrophy. Orthologous to human PIKFYVE (phosphoinositide kinase, FYVE-type zinc finger containing).