Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity. Involved in eye photoreceptor cell development and plasma membrane organization. Localizes to the microvillus and plasma membrane. Used to study Leber congenital amaurosis 8 and retinitis pigmentosa 12. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis; Leber congenital amaurosis 8; cone-rod dystrophy; retinitis pigmentosa; and retinitis pigmentosa 12. Orthologous to human CRB1 (crumbs cell polarity complex component 1).