Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have DNA binding activity; DNA-binding transcription factor activity; and metal ion binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; protein phosphorylation; and transmembrane receptor protein serine/threonine kinase signaling pathway. Localizes to the cytoplasm and nucleus. Used to study primary pulmonary hypertension. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in primary pulmonary hypertension. Is expressed in several structures, including egg cylinder; embryo mesenchyme; eye; heart; and urinary system. Orthologous to human SMAD9 (SMAD family member 9).