Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits 7-dehydrocholesterol reductase activity. Involved in several processes, including growth; lung development; and sterol biosynthetic process. Predicted to localize to the cytosol; integral component of endoplasmic reticulum membrane; and nuclear outer membrane. Used to study Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome. Orthologous to human DHCR7 (7-dehydrocholesterol reductase).