Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.0)
Exhibits patched binding activity. Involved in several processes, including Leydig cell differentiation; male sex determination; and osteoblast differentiation. Predicted to localize to extracellular space. Used to study 46 XY gonadal dysgenesis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in 46 XY gonadal dysgenesis. Is expressed in several structures, including gonad; gut; heart; nervous system; and yolk sac. Orthologous to human DHH (desert hedgehog signaling molecule).