Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Involved in organelle organization and pigmentation. Localizes to cytoplasm. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 3 and platelet storage pool deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome and Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 3. Orthologous to human HPS3 (HPS3 biogenesis of lysosomal organelles complex 2 subunit 1).