Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Predicted to enable several functions, including cholesterol transfer activity; heparin binding activity; and lipase binding activity. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including cholesterol efflux; lipoprotein metabolic process; and triglyceride metabolic process. Located in endoplasmic reticulum. Is expressed in several structures, including extraembryonic component; gut; liver; metencephalon roof; and placenta. Used to study familial hypobetalipoproteinemia 2. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including artery disease (multiple); biliary tract cancer (multiple); familial hyperlipidemia (multiple); hypobetalipoproteinemia (multiple); and sickle cell anemia. Orthologous to human APOB (apolipoprotein B).