Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein heterodimerization activity and protein homodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including detection of mechanical stimulus involved in sensory perception of sound; nervous system development; and paranodal junction maintenance. Localizes to several cellular components, including the USH2 complex; cilium; and periciliary membrane compartment. Used to study Usher syndrome type 2D and autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 31. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Usher syndrome type 2D; autosomal recessive nonsyndromic deafness 31; and sensorineural hearing loss. Orthologous to human WHRN (whirlin).