Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 6.0.0)
Predicted to enable hormone activity. Predicted to be involved in several processes, including regulation of blood pressure; regulation of circadian sleep/wake cycle; and regulation of heart rate. Predicted to be located in extracellular region. Predicted to be active in extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including Harderian gland; alimentary system; genitourinary system; immune system; and liver and biliary system. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in gestational diabetes; hypertension; and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Orthologous to human UTS2 (urotensin 2).