Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables alpha-actinin binding activity. Involved in positive regulation of cold-induced thermogenesis. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cholesterol homeostasis; neuron development; and ovulation. Predicted to be active in centriole; centrosome; and cytosol. Is expressed in several structures, including aorta; central nervous system; genitourinary system; gut; 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).