Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits protein binding activity, bridging involved in substrate recognition for ubiquitination. Involved in several processes, including endoplasmic reticulum unfolded protein response; regulation of response to endoplasmic reticulum stress; and ubiquitin-dependent protein catabolic process. Localizes to endoplasmic reticulum; endoplasmic reticulum membrane; and integral component of membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including clavicle; craniocervical region bone; early conceptus; and olfactory epithelium. Orthologous to human HERPUD1 (homocysteine inducible ER protein with ubiquitin like domain 1).