Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Contributes to laminin binding activity. Involved in blood vessel morphogenesis; cell adhesion; and cell migration. Localizes to several cellular components, including the integrin alpha7-beta1 complex; muscle tendon junction; and sarcolemma. Used to study congenital muscular dystrophy due to integrin alpha-7 deficiency. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Duchenne muscular dystrophy; congenital muscular dystrophy due to integrin alpha-7 deficiency; and muscular disease. Orthologous to human ITGA7 (integrin subunit alpha 7).