Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in intraciliary transport and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Localizes to axoneme; ciliary basal body; and photoreceptor connecting cilium. Is expressed in several structures, including nervous system; reproductive system; sensory organ; surface ectoderm; and thymus. Used to study Leber congenital amaurosis 5. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 5. Orthologous to human LCA5 (lebercilin LCA5).