Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Predicted to have calcium ion binding activity and oxidoreductase activity. Involved in several processes, including cellular response to caffeine; response to muscle activity involved in regulation of muscle adaptation; and skeletal muscle tissue development. Predicted to localize to endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including diaphragm; embryo mesenchyme; limb; liver; and nervous system. Used to study rigid spine muscular dystrophy 1. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital fiber-type disproportion and rigid spine muscular dystrophy 1. Orthologous to human SELENON (selenoprotein N).