Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein homodimerization activity. Involved in cytoskeletal anchoring at plasma membrane and regulation of response to osmotic stress. Localizes to the external side of plasma membrane and integral component of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in malaria. Is expressed in yolk sac. Orthologous to several human genes including GYPA (glycophorin A (MNS blood group)) and GYPB (glycophorin B (MNS blood group)).