Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in blood coagulation; organelle organization; and pigmentation. Predicted to localize to BLOC-2 complex. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 5 and platelet storage pool deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome and Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 5. Orthologous to human HPS5 (HPS5 biogenesis of lysosomal organelles complex 2 subunit 2).