Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 5.1.1)
Predicted to be an extracellular matrix structural constituent. Involved in chemorepulsion of axon and regulation of synapse assembly. Acts upstream of or within several processes, including generation of neurons; inner ear morphogenesis; and regulation of axon extension. Located in basement membrane and cytoplasm. Is expressed in several structures, including alimentary system; central nervous system; integumental system; lung; and sensory organ. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in congenital mirror movement disorder. Orthologous to human NTN1 (netrin 1).