Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in eye development; neural precursor cell proliferation; and visual perception. Localizes to axoneme and photoreceptor distal connecting cilium. Is expressed in brain; cerebral cortex; photoreceptor layer outer segment; retina outer nuclear layer; and telencephalon ventricular layer. Used to study Leber congenital amaurosis 6. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 6; Leber hereditary optic neuropathy; cone-rod dystrophy 13; and retinitis pigmentosa. Orthologous to human RPGRIP1 (RPGR interacting protein 1).