Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1)
Predicted to have several functions, including hydro-lyase activity; protein homodimerization activity; and steroid dehydrogenase activity, acting on the CH-OH group of donors, NAD or NADP as acceptor. Involved in Sertoli cell development; fatty acid beta-oxidation; and very long-chain fatty acid metabolic process. Localizes to peroxisome. Is expressed in several structures, including brain; genitourinary system; hindlimb phalanx; integumental system; and jaw. Used to study D-bifunctional protein deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in D-bifunctional protein deficiency; Perrault syndrome; and Stiff-Person syndrome. Orthologous to human HSD17B4 (hydroxysteroid 17-beta dehydrogenase 4).