Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Is predicted to enable several functions, including Hsp70 protein binding activity; chaperone binding activity; and low-density lipoprotein particle receptor binding activity. Involved in negative regulation of inclusion body assembly. Predicted to be located in mitochondrion and nucleus. Is expressed in dorsal root ganglion; facial ganglion; glossopharyngeal ganglion; trigeminal ganglion; and vagus ganglion. Used to study Charlevoix-Saguenay spastic ataxia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Charlevoix-Saguenay spastic ataxia. Orthologous to human SACS (sacsin molecular chaperone).