Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Predicted to enable dynein heavy chain binding activity. Acts upstream of or within cilium assembly and determination of left/right symmetry. Located in apical part of cell; axoneme; and motile cilium. Is expressed in embryo; gut; heart; and node. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Orthologous to human DYNC2LI1 (dynein cytoplasmic 2 light intermediate chain 1).