Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cytoskeletal protein binding activity; enzyme binding activity; and ion channel binding activity. Involved in several processes, including erythrocyte development; iron ion homeostasis; and porphyrin-containing compound biosynthetic process. Localizes to the cortical cytoskeleton; membrane; and spectrin-associated cytoskeleton. Used to study hereditary spherocytosis type 1 and malaria. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in anemia; hereditary spherocytosis; and hereditary spherocytosis type 1. Orthologous to human ANK1 (ankyrin 1).