Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable ferric iron binding activity; ferrous iron binding activity; and identical protein binding activity. Predicted to be involved in intracellular sequestering of iron ion. Predicted to be located in autolysosome. Predicted to be part of intracellular ferritin complex. Predicted to be active in cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including central nervous system; ciliary body; liver; and retina nuclear layer. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in basal ganglia disease; hyperferritinemia-cataract syndrome; neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation 3; and neurodegenerative disease. Orthologous to human FTL (ferritin light chain).