Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in several processes, including cilium organization; embryonic organ development; and nervous system development. Localizes to cytoskeleton; intraciliary transport particle A; and photoreceptor cell cilium. Is expressed in diaphragm; lung; metanephros; and retina. Used to study asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy 1 and short-rib thoracic dysplasia 9 with or without polydactyly. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa and short-rib thoracic dysplasia 9 with or without polydactyly. Orthologous to human IFT140 (intraflagellar transport 140).