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