Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.1.1)
Involved in maintenance of lens transparency. Localizes to extracellular space. Is expressed in nasal cavity epithelium; respiratory tract; 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).