Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including gamma-tubulin binding activity; identical protein binding activity; and transcription coregulator activity. Involved in several processes, including cilium assembly; microtubule organizing center organization; and positive regulation of non-motile cilium assembly. Localizes to the centriole and ciliary basal body. Used to study Seckel syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Seckel syndrome 4; primary autosomal recessive microcephaly; and primary autosomal recessive microcephaly 6. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; sensory organ; and vibrissa. Orthologous to human CENPJ (centromere protein J).