Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein kinase activity. Involved in negative regulation of non-motile cilium assembly and photoreceptor cell maintenance. Localizes to several cellular components, including the axoneme; ciliary tip; and photoreceptor cell cilium. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa 62. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; nasal cavity epithelium; neural retina; respiratory system; and testis. Orthologous to human MAK (male germ cell associated kinase).