Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable GTPase activity and microtubule binding activity. Predicted to be involved in defense response to virus. Predicted to be active in several cellular components, including cytoplasm; microtubule; and nucleus. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; eye; genitourinary system; and liver. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in alopecia areata; avian influenza; liver disease; and prostate cancer. Orthologous to human MX1 (MX dynamin like GTPase 1).