Dynein light chain Tctex-type 1 (DYNLT1)

Acts as one of several non-catalytic attachment components of the cytoplasmic dynein 1 complex that are thought to be involved in linking dynein to cargos and to adapter proteins that regulate dynein function. Cytoplasmic dynein 1 acts as a motor for its intracellular retrograde motility of vesicles and organelles along microtubules.

Binds to transport cargos and is involved in apical freight transport such as rhodopsin-bearing vesicles in polarized epithelia. May also be a accessory component of axonemal dynein.