Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have transmembrane signaling receptor activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; pigmentation; and positive regulation of NIK/NF-kappaB signaling. Localizes to the apical part of cell and plasma membrane. Used to study hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in ectodermal dysplasia. Orthologous to human EDAR (ectodysplasin A receptor).