Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits Rab GTPase binding activity and cytoskeletal protein binding activity. Involved in melanocyte differentiation; melanosome localization; and protein targeting. Localizes to the cytoskeleton and melanosome. Colocalizes with the microtubule plus-end. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Griscelli syndrome type 3. Is expressed in several structures, including genitourinary system; gut; liver; lung; and spleen. Orthologous to human MLPH (melanophilin).