Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits protein transmembrane transporter activity. Involved in several processes, including anterograde synaptic vesicle transport; secretion of lysosomal enzymes; and vesicle organization. Localizes to BLOC-1 complex. Used to study Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 8. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome 8. Orthologous to human BLOC1S3 (biogenesis of lysosomal organelles complex 1 subunit 3).