Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable several functions, including Hsp70 protein binding activity; chaperone binding activity; and low-density lipoprotein particle receptor binding activity. Predicted to be 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).