Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable chaperone binding activity; protein homodimerization activity; and unfolded protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including negative regulation of cardiac muscle cell apoptotic process; positive regulation of angiogenesis; and protein refolding. Predicted to be located in several cellular components, including Golgi apparatus; cytosol; and nucleolus. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm and nucleus. Is expressed in brain subventricular zone; lung; retina inner nuclear layer; retina outer nuclear layer; and smooth muscle tissue. Orthologous to human HSPB6 (heat shock protein family B (small) member 6).