Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Predicted to have BMP receptor binding activity; cytokine activity; and heparin binding activity. Involved in several processes, including animal organ development; nervous system development; and regulation of animal organ morphogenesis. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; embryo ectoderm; embryo mesenchyme; genitourinary system; and sensory organ. Used to study osteoarthritis. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in prostate cancer. Orthologous to human BMP7 (bone morphogenetic protein 7).