Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Predicted to enable several functions, including 14-3-3 protein binding activity; TAP 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 be located in several cellular components, including bounding membrane of organelle; cell surface; and endoplasmic reticulum. Predicted to be part of MHC class I protein complex and MHC class Ib protein complex. Predicted to be active in external side of plasma membrane and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; gut; respiratory system; and skeleton. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in asthma; hepatitis C; and occupational asthma. Orthologous to human HLA-E (major histocompatibility complex, class I, E); HLA-F (major histocompatibility complex, class I, F); and HLA-G (major histocompatibility complex, class I, G).