Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits 3-oxo-5-alpha-steroid 4-dehydrogenase activity. Involved in androgen biosynthetic process and male genitalia development. Predicted to localize to cell body fiber; cytoplasm; and neuronal cell body. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in hypospadias and prostate cancer. Is expressed in reproductive system and urinary system. Orthologous to human SRD5A2 (steroid 5 alpha-reductase 2).