Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have hedgehog family protein binding activity; hedgehog receptor activity; and smoothened binding activity. Involved in several processes, including epidermal cell fate specification; hair cycle; and positive regulation of epidermal cell differentiation. Predicted to localize to the plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in basal cell carcinoma; medulloblastoma; and nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Orthologous to human PTCH2 (patched 2).