Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits microtubule binding activity. Involved in hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation; mitotic spindle organization; and nervous system development. Localizes to cytosol. Colocalizes with mitotic spindle midzone and mitotic spindle pole. Is expressed in liver; lung; nervous system; and retina. Used to study congenital nervous system abnormality. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in subcortical band heterotopia. Orthologous to human EML1 (EMAP like 1).