Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in pigmentation; platelet formation; and regulation of developmental pigmentation. Localizes to the CORVET complex; autophagosome; and lysosome. Predicted to colocalize with the AP-3 adaptor complex and clathrin complex. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome. Orthologous to human VPS33A (VPS33A core subunit of CORVET and HOPS complexes).