Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits Hsp70 protein binding activity; chaperone binding activity; and identical protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; apoptotic signaling pathway; and regulation of apoptotic process. Localizes to several cellular components, including BAX complex; endoplasmic reticulum; and mitochondrial outer membrane. Predicted to colocalize with cell periphery. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in acute lymphocytic leukemia; ataxia telangiectasia; colon adenocarcinoma; and colorectal cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; branchial arch; central nervous system; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Orthologous to human BAX (BCL2 associated X, apoptosis regulator).