Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits microtubule binding activity. Involved in several processes, including photoreceptor cell development; photoreceptor cell maintenance; and positive regulation of non-motile cilium assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including ciliary tip; cytoskeleton; and photoreceptor cell cilium. Is expressed in photoreceptor layer outer segment. Used to study retinitis pigmentosa 1. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa 1. Orthologous to human RP1 (RP1 axonemal microtubule associated).