Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
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 cell surface and integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; genitourinary system; limb; sensory organ; and skeleton. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Orthologous to human HHIP (hedgehog interacting protein).