Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.0)
A structural constituent of cytoskeleton. Involved in cellular response to calcium ion; positive regulation of adherens junction organization; and positive regulation of establishment of endothelial barrier. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cell volume homeostasis; erythrocyte differentiation; and hemoglobin metabolic process. Located in adherens junction; cytoskeleton; and membrane. Colocalizes with plasma membrane. Is expressed in brown fat; cerebellum; and spleen. Used to study hydrocephalus. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in IgA glomerulonephritis; artery disease (multiple); familial combined hyperlipidemia; and gastroschisis. Orthologous to human ADD1 (adducin 1).