Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits growth hormone-releasing hormone receptor binding activity. Involved in several processes, including growth hormone secretion; positive regulation of growth; and response to food. Localizes to the extracellular space and terminal bouton. Used to study isolated growth hormone deficiency type IA. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; and renal cell carcinoma. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; genitourinary system; hemolymphoid system gland; and integumental system. Orthologous to human GHRH (growth hormone releasing hormone).