Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits ceramide phosphoethanolamine synthase activity and sphingomyelin synthase activity. Involved in ceramide biosynthetic process; negative regulation of extrinsic apoptotic signaling pathway; and sphingomyelin biosynthetic process. Predicted to localize to Golgi apparatus; integral component of endoplasmic reticulum membrane; and integral component of plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; ear; limb; and respiratory system. Orthologous to human SGMS1 (sphingomyelin synthase 1).