Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Involved in microtubule cytoskeleton organization; photoreceptor cell maintenance; and protein localization to non-motile cilium. Localizes to the photoreceptor distal connecting cilium and rod photoreceptor outer segment. Used to study Leber congenital amaurosis 3. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Leber congenital amaurosis 3. Is expressed in blood vessel; central nervous system; and retina layer. Orthologous to human SPATA7 (spermatogenesis associated 7).