Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources
Predicted to have collagen binding activity and laminin binding activity. Involved in neutrophil chemotaxis. Localizes to the basal plasma membrane. Used to study congenital chylothorax. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cerebral infarction; hypertension; and pancreatic cancer. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; skin; and vascular system. Orthologous to human ITGA9 (integrin subunit alpha 9).