Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits protein heterodimerization activity. Involved in several processes, including lymphocyte homeostasis; porphyrin-containing compound biosynthetic process; and positive regulation of T cell proliferation. Localizes to the cortical actin cytoskeleton; membrane; and spectrin-associated cytoskeleton. Used to study hereditary spherocytosis type 1; hereditary spherocytosis type 3; and sickle cell anemia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary spherocytosis and hereditary spherocytosis type 3. Is expressed in liver; liver left lobe; and liver right lobe. Orthologous to human SPTA1 (spectrin alpha, erythrocytic 1).