Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.3.0)
Enables glucosyltransferase activity; hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds; and signaling receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including glucosylceramide catabolic process; regulation of protein metabolic process; and vacuole organization. Acts upstream of or within with a positive effect on hematopoietic stem cell proliferation. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including determination of adult lifespan; mitophagy; and nervous system development. Located in several cellular components, including endoplasmic reticulum; lysosome; and trans-Golgi network. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; integumental system; reproductive system; and sensory organ. Used to study Gaucher's disease; Gaucher's disease type I; and Gaucher's disease type II. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Gaucher's disease (multiple); Lewy body dementia; Parkinson's disease (multiple); and Parkinsonism. Orthologous to human GBA1 (glucosylceramidase beta 1).