Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; positive regulation of cell differentiation; and positive regulation of macromolecule metabolic process. Localizes to MKS complex; microtubule organizing center; and photoreceptor cell cilium. Used to study Joubert syndrome 3 and nephronophthisis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Joubert syndrome 3; Joubert syndrome 4; and autism spectrum disorder. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; ganglia; olfactory epithelium; retina; and trigeminal nerve. Orthologous to human AHI1 (Abelson helper integration site 1).