Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Involved in pigmentation. Localizes to lateral plasma membrane. Used to study neural tube defect. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in neural tube defect. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; cochlea; liver; notochord; and skin. Orthologous to human VANGL1 (VANGL planar cell polarity protein 1).