Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Predicted to enable several functions, including 14-3-3 protein binding activity; TAP binding activity; and signaling receptor binding activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including positive regulation of gene expression; positive regulation of lymphocyte proliferation; and regulation of leukocyte mediated cytotoxicity. Predicted to be located in several cellular components, including Golgi apparatus; bounding membrane of organelle; and endoplasmic reticulum exit site. Predicted to be part of MHC class I peptide loading complex; MHC class I protein complex; and MHC class Ib protein complex. Predicted to be active in external side of plasma membrane and extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; liver; and small intestine. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in several diseases, including asthma (multiple); autoimmune disease (multiple); eye disease (multiple); human immunodeficiency virus infectious disease (multiple); and inner ear disease (multiple). Orthologous to several human genes including HLA-A (major histocompatibility complex, class I, A); HLA-B (major histocompatibility complex, class I, B); and HLA-C (major histocompatibility complex, class I, C).