Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits enzyme binding activity. Involved in cellular response to drug; cellular response to metal ion; and tonic smooth muscle contraction. Localizes to cell-cell junction. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in adult respiratory distress syndrome; asthma; and thoracic aortic aneurysm. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; heart; liver; and retina. Orthologous to human MYLK (myosin light chain kinase).