Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have cholesterol binding activity. Involved in cellular lipid metabolic process; glucocorticoid metabolic process; and regulation of steroid biosynthetic process. Localizes to the mitochondrion. Used to study congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Is expressed in several structures, including adrenal gland; extraembryonic component; and reproductive system. Orthologous to human STAR (steroidogenic acute regulatory protein).