Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in several processes, including calcium-mediated signaling; cardiac muscle cell contraction; and heart development. Localizes to the sarcoglycan complex; sarcolemma; and sarcoplasmic reticulum. Used to study autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2F and dilated cardiomyopathy 1L. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2F; dilated cardiomyopathy 1L; and muscular dystrophy. Is expressed in brain; mandible; and maxilla. Orthologous to human SGCD (sarcoglycan delta).