Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including GTPase activity; anion binding activity; and microtubule binding activity. Involved in mitochondrial fusion; negative regulation of apoptotic signaling pathway; and neural tube closure. Localizes to the dendrite; mitochondrial inner membrane; and mitochondrial intermembrane space. Used to study optic atrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome 14 and optic atrophy. Orthologous to human OPA1 (OPA1 mitochondrial dynamin like GTPase).