Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Acts upstream of or within intraciliary transport and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Located in 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).