Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have RNA binding activity. Involved in determination of left/right symmetry; heart development; and kidney development. Predicted to localize to cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; embryo mesenchyme; gonad; intraembryonic coelom; and sensory organ. Used to study autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease; autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease; cystic kidney disease; and visceral heterotaxy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in diffuse cystic renal dysplasia. Orthologous to human BICC1 (BicC family RNA binding protein 1).