Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.2.2)
Enables ankyrin binding activity. Involved in regulation of relaxation of cardiac muscle. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including chordate embryonic development; forward locomotion; and heart development. Located in M band and Z disc. Is expressed in several structures, including diaphragm; embryo mesenchyme; heart; musculature; and tarsus. Used to study autosomal recessive limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2J; dilated cardiomyopathy 1G; and tibial muscular dystrophy. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in intrinsic cardiomyopathy (multiple) and myopathy (multiple). Orthologous to human TTN (titin).