Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Involved in several processes, including chemical synaptic transmission; memory; and thalamus development. Localizes to synapse. Is expressed in brain; future brain; olfactory epithelium; and spinal cord. Used to study attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autistic disorder. Orthologous to human PTCHD1 (patched domain containing 1).