Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables microtubule binding activity. Involved in brain development; mitotic spindle organization; and neuroblast proliferation. Acts upstream of or within hematopoietic progenitor cell differentiation. Located in cytosol. Colocalizes with mitotic spindle midzone and mitotic spindle pole. Is expressed in Sertoli cell; liver; lung; nervous system; and retina. Used to study congenital nervous system abnormality and subcortical band heterotopia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in subcortical band heterotopia. Orthologous to human EML1 (EMAP like 1).