Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have several functions, including TAP complex binding activity; beta-2-microglobulin binding activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including antigen processing and presentation of endogenous peptide antigen via MHC class I via ER pathway, TAP-independent; antigen processing and presentation of endogenous peptide antigen via MHC class Ib; and positive regulation of T cell mediated cytotoxicity. Predicted to localize to several cellular components, including the Golgi medial cisterna; MHC class I protein complex; and endoplasmic reticulum. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including Behcet's disease; asthma (multiple); bone inflammation disease (multiple); eye disease (multiple); and inner ear disease (multiple). Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; liver; and small intestine. Orthologous to several human genes including HLA-A (major histocompatibility complex, class I, A); HLA-B (major histocompatibility complex, class I, B); and HLA-E (major histocompatibility complex, class I, E).