Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits several functions, including cholesterol transfer activity; high-density lipoprotein particle binding activity; and lipid binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cholesterol biosynthetic process; cholesterol efflux; and regulation of intestinal cholesterol absorption. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alzheimer's disease; artery disease (multiple); familial visceral amyloidosis; hypolipoproteinemia; and systemic lupus erythematosus. Orthologous to human APOA1 (apolipoprotein A1).