Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits beta-N-acetylhexosaminidase activity. Involved in several processes, including SMAD protein signal transduction; adult walking behavior; and nervous system development. Localizes to the lysosome and membrane. Used to study Tay-Sachs disease. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Tay-Sachs disease. Orthologous to human HEXA (hexosaminidase subunit alpha).