Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Predicted to have transcription factor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; regionalization; and regulation of smoothened signaling pathway. Localizes to intraciliary transport particle B; sperm cytoplasmic droplet; and sperm flagellum. Used to study VACTERL association; atrioventricular septal defect; and retinal degeneration. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in retinitis pigmentosa 71 and short-rib thoracic dysplasia 10 with or without polydactyly. Is expressed in olfactory epithelium. Orthologous to human IFT172 (intraflagellar transport 172).