Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits actin filament binding activity and calcium ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including Rac protein signal transduction; actin filament organization; and ruffle assembly. Localizes to several cellular components, including the actin filament; phagocytic cup; and ruffle membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in type 1 diabetes mellitus. Is expressed in adrenal cortex; central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; and retina. Orthologous to human AIF1 (allograft inflammatory factor 1).