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