Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have actin filament binding activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including anterograde synaptic vesicle transport; positive regulation of natural killer cell activation; and secretion of lysosomal enzymes. Localizes to BLOC-1 complex and endosome. Predicted to colocalize with SNARE complex. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 9; platelet storage pool deficiency; and pulmonary emphysema. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 9. Is expressed in brain; spinal cord; and thoracic ganglion. Orthologous to human BLOC1S6 (biogenesis of lysosomal organelles complex 1 subunit 6).