Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Exhibits hormone activity. Involved in several processes, including inorganic ion homeostasis; negative regulation of apoptotic process in bone marrow cell; and positive regulation of cell population proliferation. Localizes to the extracellular space. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in chronic kidney disease; diabetes mellitus (multiple); hyperphosphatemia; osteosarcoma; and secondary hyperparathyroidism. Orthologous to human PTH (parathyroid hormone).