Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have hedgehog family protein binding activity and zinc ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ morphogenesis; neuroblast proliferation; and regulation of signal transduction. Localizes to the cell surface and integral component of plasma membrane. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; limb; nasal cavity epithelium; and skeleton. Orthologous to human HHIP (hedgehog interacting protein).