Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in cilium assembly and fat cell differentiation. Localizes to BBSome and membrane. Is expressed in midgut; nervous system; sensory organ; and spleen. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Bardet-Biedl syndrome; Bardet-Biedl syndrome 9; craniosynostosis; and premature ovarian failure. Orthologous to human BBS9 (Bardet-Biedl syndrome 9).