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