Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits alpha-actinin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cholesterol homeostasis; gamete generation; and neuron development. Predicted to localize to cytosol and microtubule organizing center. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; pharynx epithelium; and sensory organ. Used to study Alstrom syndrome and obesity. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alstrom syndrome. Orthologous to human ALMS1 (ALMS1 centrosome and basal body associated protein).