Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Involved in autophagosome maturation and endocytic recycling. Predicted to localize to lysosome and perinuclear region of cytoplasm. Used to study amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and retinitis pigmentosa. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Vici syndrome. Orthologous to human EPG5 (ectopic P-granules autophagy protein 5 homolog).