Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable cholesterol binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cholesterol metabolic process; regulation of lipid biosynthetic process; and response to insulin. Located in endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Is expressed in 1st branchial arch maxillary component; brain; heart; liver; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human SCAP (SREBF chaperone).