Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
A structural constituent of cytoskeleton. Involved in several processes, including extracellular matrix organization; long-term synaptic potentiation; and neurogenesis. Localizes to several cellular components, including the astrocyte end-foot; cell body; and intermediate filament. Used to study Alexander disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Alexander disease. Orthologous to human GFAP (glial fibrillary acidic protein).