Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 4.0)
Predicted to enable metal ion binding activity. Acts upstream of or within neutrophil chemotaxis. Located in basal plasma membrane. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; brain; genitourinary system; skin; and vascular system. Used to study congenital chylothorax. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in cerebral infarction; hypertension; and pancreatic cancer. Orthologous to human ITGA9 (integrin subunit alpha 9).