Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.1.0)
Acts upstream of or within maintenance of lens transparency. Located in extracellular space. Is expressed in nasal cavity epithelium; respiratory system; stomach; and testis. Used to study dry eye syndrome. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in dry eye syndrome. Orthologous to human MUC5AC (mucin 5AC, oligomeric mucus/gel-forming).