Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits RNA binding activity. Involved in several processes, including SMAD protein signal transduction; astrocyte differentiation; and cellular response to interferon-gamma. Localizes to several cellular components, including cell leading edge; intermediate filament; and phagocytic vesicle. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; heart; and sensory organ. Used to study cataract 30. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in atherosclerosis; autoimmune disease (multiple); and cataract 30. Orthologous to human VIM (vimentin).