Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Predicted to enable GTPase activity and microtubule binding activity. Predicted to be involved in defense response to virus. Predicted to act upstream of or within innate immune response and response to virus. Located in 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) and MX2 (MX dynamin like GTPase 2).