Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including anion binding activity; cholesterol transfer activity; and lipase binding activity. Involved in several processes, including cholesterol efflux; lipoprotein metabolic process; and triglyceride metabolic process. Localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum. 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).