Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Enables collagen binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and myosin binding activity. Acts upstream of or within establishment of protein localization; neuron differentiation; and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Located in several cellular components, including periciliary membrane compartment; photoreceptor connecting cilium; and stereocilium membrane. Part of USH2 complex and stereocilia ankle link complex. Is expressed in sensory organ and testis. Used to study Usher syndrome type 2A. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Usher syndrome (multiple); nonsyndromic deafness; and retinitis pigmentosa (multiple). Orthologous to human USH2A (usherin).