Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits collagen binding activity; myosin binding activity; and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in establishment of protein localization; neuron differentiation; and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Localizes to several cellular components, including the USH2 complex; cilium; and periciliary membrane compartment. Predicted to colocalize with the neuronal cell body and terminal bouton. 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).