Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits collagen binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and myosin binding activity. Involved in establishment of protein localization; neuron differentiation; and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Localizes to several cellular components, including USH2 complex; periciliary membrane compartment; and stereocilia ankle link complex. Predicted to colocalize with neuronal cell body and terminal bouton. 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).