Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Exhibits actin filament binding activity. Involved in hemopoiesis; plasma membrane organization; and porphyrin-containing compound biosynthetic process. Localizes to cortical cytoskeleton; plasma membrane; and spectrin-associated cytoskeleton. Is expressed in brain and liver. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hereditary spherocytosis and hereditary spherocytosis type 2. Orthologous to human SPTB (spectrin beta, erythrocytic).