Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable cadherin binding activity; calcium ion binding activity; and protein N-terminus binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including animal organ morphogenesis; righting reflex; and sensory perception of sound. Located in several cellular components, including kinocilium; photoreceptor inner segment; and stereocilium tip. Is active in cochlear hair cell ribbon synapse and photoreceptor ribbon synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; lung; sensory organ; and thymus. Used to study Usher syndrome type 1D and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 12. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Usher syndrome type 1D; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 12; and pituitary adenoma 5. Orthologous to human CDH23 (cadherin related 23).